The Covering House
DeDee Lhamon, founder of The Covering House, has been passionate about protecting young girls from sex trafficking and exploitation for many years. Though this problem seems far away to many of us, it is closer to our communities than we think. Thus, Lhamon has taken the initiative, over the past four years, to create awareness and raise the funds to purchase a house for her program. This house will provide a place to stay for girls under the age of 18 who have experienced sexual trafficking or exploitation.
Lhamon is being joined by First Unitarian Church, Central Reform Congregation and several other faith congregations in her mission. These organizations supporting the upcoming Quilt Blitz, which is designed to provide handmade quilts for the girls – and with them a sense of comfort, safety and love.
On Saturday, May 19, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Hall (5850 Elizabeth Ave., 63110) will host a seven-hour Quilt Blitz to benefit The Covering House. Starting at noon, teams of 4-5 will begin to design their own log cabin quilts, stitching their way to a goal of 18 handmade quilts.
For more information contact Piera at First Unitarian Church - StudioPiera@att.net or 314-602-0786; or Jen at Central Reform Congregation - email@example.com or 314-361-1564 ext. 116; or visit www.centralreform.org/quiltblitz and www.thecoveringhouse.org.