BYRON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Julie Love with Comforting Quilters describes the support for her project as "overwhelming".
Earlier this month, 41 NBC brought you the story of Julie Love's project. The founder of Comforting Quilters, along with the help of other sewers, is setting out to make 27 green and white quilts for the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary Shooting.
Over the weekend, more than a dozen volunteers met at Love's home to start on the project. Joe's Deli in Byron provided the sewers with lunch and the Byron Police Department stopped by for support. Love said, the donations are pouring in from all over.
"We've received cash donations, I think we've raised $500 to $600," Love said, "I even got a check from someone in Virginia."
Byron Police Officer Blake Burnham stopped by to offer his help. Burnham admits he's not a sewer but wanted to support the local community and the first responders in Newtown.
"It feels good when you see people that aren't directly related to what actually happened up there, trying to reach out and do what they can."