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Roseville church donates quilts to women, children in safe house

PEACE for Families runs emergency shelter for people escaping violence
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For several months, Juleen Clift worked alongside several other women making quilts to provide warmth and comfort to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

The women, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Roseville, ended up making 25 blankets, which they presented to Rocklin Police Chief Ron Lawrence in early July for use in the PEACE for Families safe house.

The nonprofit organization runs an emergency shelter in a secure and confidential location for women and children escaping violence and abuse in Placer County.

"I cannot thank the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints enough for their care and compassion for our cause," Lawrence said in a press release. "Donations such as these blankets fill a special need for PEACE for Families, and because they are homemade, they will not only provide much needed warmth for our survivors, but will bring a special love to our safe house."

To donate to PEACE for Families, visit www.peaceforfamilies.org. To join the quilt-making effort, call B.J. Smith at (916) 531-7567.

~ Sena Christian