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Teen collects hundreds of blankets to provide warmth to those in need

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Amelia Middlebrooks donating blankets to the Salvation Army Amelia Middlebrooks donating blankets to the Salvation Army
Amelia Middlebrooks, founder of Blanket Albany Amelia Middlebrooks, founder of Blanket Albany
Amelia donates blankets to the Salvation Army, Mission Change and the Lily Pad Amelia donates blankets to the Salvation Army, Mission Change and the Lily Pad
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

An Albany teen has collected hundreds of blankets to help provide warmth to those in need.   17-year-old Amelia Middlebrooks donated 50 blankets to the Salvation Army.

She and Asher Davis started a project called Blanket Albany at their church collecting hundreds of blankets from around the community and their school Deerfield-Windsor.  The blankets are donated to the Salvation Army, Mission Change and the Lily Pad.  

"Spreading warmth to those in need is something that we all take for granted, having warmth, having blankets, having shelter, so when we found out about the need in our community we really decided to take some initiative and start a project," said Middlebrooks.  

They've been collecting blankets for two months and are still receiving donations. You can donate blankets to St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Albany.

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