‘Pillows for Pals’ project unites Wesley women with residents of nursing home

The United Women in Faith at Wesley United Methodist Church, Ladson, are excited about their newest and latest mission project for 2022, “Pillows For Pals.”

There is nothing better than having a comfortable and supportive bed pillow to lay your head after a long day. So when the women of the unit learned some residents of local nursing home facilities don’t always have access to comfortable and supportive pillows, the UWF—along with the Wesley church family—jumped into resolution mode.

The UWF collected new, unused bed pillows for several weeks for the residents of Viviant of Hanahan (formerly Heartland) Nursing facility. They collected and donated a total of 53 pillows to the residents, all blessed by their pastor, Dr. Carlton J. McClam Sr.

On July 12, the pillows were delivered. Those who helped with the ministry effort said that to see the smiling faces of both residents and staff members was simply beautiful. However, hearing the residents ask if they were getting a new pillow, and then seeing the simple excitement in their eyes when they learned they would, was incredibly heartwarming and fulfilling, they said.

Organizers said they have gained a new set of friends, but more importantly a lot more “pals,” and they hope this experience will serve as a catalyst for even greater acts of mission and charity.

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