Local Resident Volunteers to Make Hats and Quilts for the Elderly

Nov 16, 2022 at 11:22 am by WGNS News

SCAN Volunteer Martha Fowler

Volunteers from a local non-profit that focus on elderly residents in our community, help others by volunteering their time to check on seniors who live alone or who lack family to check on them. The group known as SCAN, which stands for the Senior Citizens Awareness Network, is a program that focuses on the safety needs of elderly persons throughout Rutherford County.

Martha Fowler of Murfreesboro donated almost 20 homemade quilts and winter hats to the Sheriff’s Senior Citizens Awareness Network members. She created and made the quilts and knit the hats by hand, one-by-one – with the purpose of helping others.


“It keeps me busy,” Fowler said while explaining “I want to do something all the time.” The hats and quilts will go to SCAN volunteers who will distribute them to area senior citizens, which will help those who are elderly stay warm during the winter months.

The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the SCAN volunteers thank Martha for her handiwork and donations for the senior citizens. SCAN is a non-profit organization that is operated by volunteers who help seniors with their safety needs.

CONTACT SCAN: To learn more about SCAN or to get involved, call 615-904-3139.

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