Madison Fundraiser Benefits Wounded Soldiers

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MADISON, Ala. (WHNT) — An area branch of a national organization is hoping to raise more money to help wounded soldiers coming home from overseas.

Blue Pants Brewery in Madison hosted a fundraiser Saturday night benefiting Sew Much Comfort.

It’s an organization that has branches all over the nation. The volunteer-run group re-makes clothes for soldiers who have lost limbs.

The clothes are usually re-made with velcro so it’s easier to put on. The clothes are free of charge for the soldiers who need them. “Two hundred military hospitals have our clothing in them, and we have an online website where if you’re already out of the hospital you can order clothing free of charge,” Sew Much Comfort member Joy Campbell says.

The organization has been in existence for ten years, and is entirely run by volunteers.

The fundraiser at the brewery was organized by the Providence Women’s Club of Madison. “This club is a community service organization. We’ve been in existence for about 13 years,” Providence Women’s Club of Madison President Julie Moqin says.

The club has helped organizations like the Madison Fire Department and the YMCA. “We’re happy to have everyone come out and join us, and just have a good time,” Moqin says.