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Woman makes quilts for shooting survivors

Posted at 11:27 PM, Nov 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-29 11:48:28-05

A Henderson woman is making quilts to give to people in the community who are still healing from the shooting on October 1st. 

When driving near Heritage Park in Henderson, you might notice twinkling lights coming from a home behind Burkholder Boulevard.

The home belongs to Irena Bell. An extravagant display allows you to step into a winter wonderland. But, among the bright lights and surprise visits from Santa is a deeper meaning. 

"If this is a way it can heal them, just for a moment in time, then I've done my job," Bell said. 

Bell is asking people who visit the display to write words of encouragement on handmade quilts. She plans to give the quilts to victims and survivors of the mass shooting on October 1st. She's even made quilts for law enforcement and the local news media. 

The display is located at 715 Beechwheat Way and can be seen in the evenings.