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"Unlimited Hugs Sewed into Every Blanket" Mitchell Woman donates to local fire departments

MITCHELL - FEBRUARY 3, 2023 - Marion Township and Huron Volunteer Fire Departments were given blankets to help give comfort and keep fire victims warm while firefighters battle residential fires.

Denise Hunter Doyle did not want any recognition for her contribution to the fire departments. However, both Marion Township Fire Chief Paul Gillespie and Huron Volunteer Fire Chief Bill Kinser wanted to make sure she was acknowledged for her gift to the departments.

She has this saying when we was given the blankets " Unlimited love sewed into every blanket," said Fire Chief Bill Kinser Huron Volunteer Fire Department.

Doyle knew that police departments were giving teddy bears to help comfort children in their moment of crisis. She decided the fire departments needed something when they respond to fires.

Denise Hunter Doyle

At times, families escape fires with just the clothing they have on, and this will allow firefighters to hand family blankets, pets or provide warmth for the fire victims.

" We would like to give a huge thank you to Denise Hunter Doyle for making all of the blankets and getting socks & gloves for us to hand out to any kidos or adults at house fire, car accident, or any other emergency. This is such a wonderful thing you have done for the community and we thank you tremendously," said Fire Chief Paul Gillespie Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Doyle's mother served on the Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department board for more than 36 years and this is one of the ways of honoring her mother.

Doyle also has helped other organizations, it takes her a while to get the blankets completed but is interested in helping other departments. Her next mission is trying to help the Mitchell Volunteer Fire Department.

Judy came by to the Marion Township Volunteer Fire Department on the week of January 16th and brought some snacks in honor of her birthday.

The Lawrence County Communities is full of individuals who try to make their communities a better place.

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