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SEWMUCHNEED sews diapers for Haiti

After the devastating earthquake struck Haiti in January, the children of Haiti have gone without one of the essential items that a baby needs.

However, thanks to the SEWMUCHNEED sewing group's "Diapers for Haiti" project, there will be over 1,000 diapers heading toward Haiti to help with the relief effort.

SEWMUCHNEED, a ministry of the Hudson United Methodist Church, became a group following a 2007 mission trip when they started making diapers for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center. Not too long after, they sent off over 400 diapers to the center to be distributed where they were needed.

After the earthquake hit Haiti, the group e-mailed and asked the center what they needed for the support effort. They answered back and said they needed diapers and layette gowns for the children of the island.

The group has been meeting weekly to cut and sew diapers and layette gowns. Members cut out diaper patterns from bolts of flannel that they bought by the bolt and then sent the material home with members of the congregation to be sewn together.

After presentations held at Parkview United Methodist Church in Turtle Lake and Roberts Congregational UCC Church, members of both congregations wanted to join in on helping with the "Diapers for Haiti" project.

To date, there have been two shipments made to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center, one at the end of February and another in late