It took six months and no one knows how many stitches, but the Richfield Humanitarian Center has reached a goal it set at the beginning of the year. 

“We wanted to make 108 quilts,” said Terry Christensen, missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

He said the goal was to make a quilt for every bed at the Richfield Residential Hall. 

Achieving this goal took volunteers from throughout the county. 

The volunteers show up each Wednesday and Thursday, between 9:30 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. — cutting, piecing and stitching together quilts, as well as clothing, comfort pillows and other items used both in international relief efforts and by local entities, such as police departments and New Horizons Crisis Center.

The humanitarian center also functions as a donation collection point. 

While the LDS church runs it, people of all faiths are welcome to participate in the volunteer efforts.

“Some of our ladies are upset we’ll be closing on the Fourth of July,” Christensen said.

For more information about the center, call (435) 979-3172.

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