Liberty University students help children in the Ukraine stay warm

Since January 27, approximately 3,000 people in Ukraine have been hospitalized due to one of the most severe winters in recent years, CNN recently reported. At least 112 individuals have lost their lives due to the bitter cold in the last month alone. However, students at one Christian university are taking steps to aid children who are looking to stay warm in Ukraine.

According to the website of Virginia’s Liberty University, Natalie and Tiffany Waters joined fellow students in making and collecting 280 blankets for children dealing with Ukraine’s brutal winter. As the daughters of a pastor, the Waters sisters are familiar with the conditions in the central European county, having spent time in Russia as a part of a mission trip.

“We were just freezing cold, and we knew we needed to do something about it,” Natalie told the website. “Our family sits around and talks about different ideas about how we could get involved in missions and we thought of making fleece blankets for the children and delivering them to help keep them warm.”

During a 10-day mission trip, the sisters delivered the blankets to several orphanages, a hospital and a transition home.

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