Baptist Women Donate Baby Items
The West Virginia University Children’s Hospital was the focus of the American Baptist Women’s Ministries monthly mission project for March.
The women of the First Baptist Church of New Martinsville gathered new baby and children’s clothing that will be given to the hospital in cooperation with the Children’s Miracle Network. The hospital is the only one in West Virginia that is part of the network.
Many of the items donated by the Baptist women were hand crocheted baby booties, hats, and blankets. Helen “Bubby” Marshall made these a joyful labor of love.
The WVU Children’s Hospital in Morgantown provides specialty maternal, infant, and pediatric care for the state of West Virginia and the surrounding region. They provide care to high-risk mothers, premature infants, and children with life-threatening conditions through adolescence to adulthood.
Over 1,600 babies are delivered at WVU Children’s Hospital Maternal and Infant Care Center each year. Statistics show 48 percent of these deliveries are considered high risk. More than 6,600 children are admitted annually to WVU Children’s Hospital. There are over 93,000 clinic visits and more than 3,000 same day visits. More information can be found at www.wvukids.com.