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‘I am not lost:’ Scarves tied to poles are the result of sisters’ generosity, year after year

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The scarves tied to poles read: "I am not lost. Please take me with you if you are cold. Stay warm and God bless you always."

LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Two Las Cruces sisters continue their mission of crocheting and tying hundreds of scarves all over town for anyone in need of warmth this holiday season.

"God put it in my heart to put these scarves up," said Sarah-Jean Gomez, who ABC-7 first interviewed in 2017. "It started out for the homeless and now, the community."

On her third year of tying scarves, Gomez is on a mission to surpass her previous record of tying 250 scarves around town. This year her goal is 300 scarves which she expects to meet this week.

"When it's cold, we don't appreciate what (a scarf) costs," said her sister, Lorena Hales. "There are people in need who don't have a home who don't have somewhere to go and eat."

"I think the most rewarding part for me is when we're driving down the street and you see someone wearing them," Gomez said. "On Thanksgiving, we saw this man walking right in front of our house and it was raining and he had one of our scarves."

The sisters accept donations of scarves year-round. They also crochet them through the year. If you are interested in helping, please add Gomez on Facebook.

Lifestyle / News

Kate Bieri

Kate Bieri is ABC-7’s New Mexico Mobile Newsroom reporter and co-anchors ABC-7’s weekend evening newscasts.

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