Bright Spot: Local volunteers make mats for the homeless

(WHAM photo)

Brighton, N.Y. (WHAM) - Our Bright Spot Tuesday shines on speaking kindness one mat at a time.

A devoted group of seniors at the Brighton Senior Center collected 4,000 plastic bags to turn it into plastic yarn which they crocheted into mats for the homeless.

The mats were donated to the House of Mercy as an eco-friendly, portable barrier for the homeless to use to cushion them from the elements.

"To get something beautiful like the mats we are making really is special to our people," said Sister Grace Miller from the House of Mercy.

"When they see them they'll say how wonderful, how beautiful it is and then they'll take it home with them and appreciate them."

Senior programs coordinator for the Town of Brighton, Emily Kelsey added "I think they're an outstanding group. They said let's try to do it for thanksgiving and how grateful we are for what we have - and sharing some of the hard work we put into the project."

They got the idea of the mats from a Youtube video.

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