Blankets with a Blessing

Alabama First Lady Dianne Bentley is continuing a program to distribute blankets to homeless and displaced families during the winter months. The first lady announced the start of the program called "Blankets with a Blessing" Monday. She said new quilts and blankets would be collected from businesses and individuals through Nov. 13. The blankets will be donated to a domestic violence shelter somewhere in the state. A total of 55 blankets were donated last year and were given to SafeHouse shelter in Shelby County. "Blankets with a Blessing" started in 2004.