JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Our new "Hero Army" is called the Hero Beaders.
Many are cancer survivors, but all enjoy working with beads and cheering up those going through tough times.
Most recently, the Hero Beaders were going to chemo units to give handmade bracelets to cancer patients. Now they are going to dialysis centers to boost the spirits of those stuck in dialysis treatment for hours on end.
The bracelets are different colors; the silvery gray ones are made especially for men. The volunteers also supply bracelets for children.
Ways to help:
- If you know someone who's going through a serious illness, the Hero Beaders Army might be able to mail or deliver a handmade bracelet. Go to NEED A HERO on firstcoastnews.com and submit contact information.
- If you already make bracelets and want to donate some, drop them off at River City Beads on University Boulevard across from Winn-Dixie at University and San Jose. Ask for Jeude.
- If you don't know how to bead, contact River City Beads to help out and learn.
Hero Beaders is a First Coast News and United Way project. The mission is to connect people and help each other.
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