Tying square knots is the very last step to completing a beautiful comforter. The handmade comforter provides not only warmth, but also a tangible message to those facing conflict or disaster that their needs are not forgotten.

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MCC Staffer, Kyle Rudge speaks with Sophia Bezoplenko about a special group of women who visited Material Resources.


Sophia Bezoplenko shares a beautiful story about a group of Winnipeg Yazidis refugees who have found healing from trauma through tying comforters with MCC's Material Resources.

Material Resources responds to people who are in the midst of conflict, disaster, or poverty. Collecting and shipping material aid such as school kits, relief kits, infant care kits, comforters, and other materials provides a tangible way to share love and hope with those in need.

Interested in volunteering with Material Resources? Visit or contact Sophia Bezoplenko at or call 204.261.6381.

Threads, formerly known as Word and Deed, was established in April 2007. Is a fifteen minute radio program hosted by Kyle Rudge and featuring the work MCC is doing around the world. It is broadcast on CFAM AM 950, CHSM AM 1250, and CHRB AM 1220 at 8:45 am every fourth Sunday of the month.


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