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POSTED: October 28, 2009 8:54 a.m.
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Evelyn Steedley, her husband Travis, Joyce Moore, Kay Avera and Kathleen Stapleton pose with the baby blankets and quilts that will go to the Master's Lamb Ministry in Kentucky.

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Three Long County women, with the help of a few others, are doing their part to help the poor this winter.
Evelyn Steedley, Joyce Moore and Kay Avera have joined forces to help the Master’s Lambs Ministry in Kentucky. The MLM is a baby resource center that provides bedding, car seats, baby formula and diapers to families with children age 5 and younger.
Steedley began participating 16 years ago after her first husband died. She said she wanted to find a way to help others.
“Jesus helped others, and the Bible tells us to be like Him, and we’re to help people, too. Everyone has some kind of talent that God has given them and we’re put here on Earth to use them and help others,” she said.
In 1993, Steedley collected essential items for needy families and took them to Hazard and Perry counties, where MLM operates. Steedley finds what she needs by going to yard sales and accepting help from others in the community, which is where Moore and Avera came in.
Moore and Avera joined Steedley in helping the ministry by making 40 blankets and quilts to donate.
“Evelyn has been doing this for a while now. Me and Kay just wanted to help out, and so we started making the baby blankets and quilts,” Moore said.
Steedley takes a truckload of baby items to Kentucky two or three times a year, and is planning to make a trip in early November. She is still accepting donations.
If an individual or business wants to help or donate to Master’s Lamb Ministry, they can call 876-3749 or 545-2496.
 

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