The things she makes... make a difference!

Posted on Jun 11, 2018 by Erica Parkerson

Sixty patterned pillowcases have been turned into lovely dresses in Florida and hand-delivered to an orphanage in Puerto Rico. Sweet notes were attached to each dress with encouraging words like, "Smile because we love you."

What if I were to tell you, a nearly 100 year old grandma is leading the charge?!

Along with her church family in Clearwater, Martha Heft has been making the colorful dresses for little orphans on the American island, which was torn to pieces by Hurricane Maria.  

It's the reason she received a certificate of appreciation from the Sheriff in Palm Beach County.  This precious gal has been sewing since she was five years old!  At 99 years young, Martha is still using that skill to make things. These days though, the things she makes... make a difference.

Martha's grandson-in-law is the Palm Beach County Police Department's community outreach coordinator.  He recently hand-delivered the dresses to Regraso de Paz, an orphanage in Aguadilla, along with his wife, Martha's granddaughter. The executive is thankful for the blessings from people they don't even know.

Martha began sewing in home economics, and believed it was the easiest way to get As! How funny! Quilts and blankets, too, have made their way from Martha's hands to outstretched hands in Haiti and Puerto Rico.

How long will she continue to bless kids all over the world? Dear Martha says, "As long as God grants me life and health, I'm happy to do this. I just wish I had a little bit more speed."

High 5 at 5

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Story Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office and MSN 


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