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Tennessee seniors crochet beds for Louisiana flood victims

Posted at 8:24 AM, Sep 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 11:24:06-04
The Bag Ladies of Tennessee are using plastic grocery bags to help the flood victims in Louisiana.
The senior women cut the bags into strips, then roll the strips into balls just like yarn. Afterwards, the "yarn" is crocheted into mats that can be used as beds for those living in rescue shelters.
"It's addictive," said Janice Akin about the process of creating the mats. "It gets to the point that you do two or three, and you see, 'Hey, I'm actually making a difference in someone's life,' and you want to do more."
So far The Bag Ladies have created 88 mats, recycling more than 52,000 plastic bags in the process.