On July 21st, around noon, the Compassionate Women’s group met at Temple Bet Yam in St Augustine. This is a women’s interfaith meeting that includes a vegetarian pot luck lunch. The meeting meets at different places, they have discussions and work on projects.
In this meeting the group tackled a project of building sleeping mats from plastic bags, the kind of bag you get at the grocery store. Ellen Mensch leads the project with her know how on this particular craft. First Coast.TV was there to observe, and was truly impressed.
Many of these mats end up in the hands of homeless, making their lives a bit more tolerable.