'Senior Stitchers' looks for new location after eviction from Wood Co. Senior Center

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PARKERSBURG, W.Va.-(WTAP) It's moving day for a non-profit organization in downtown Parkersburg that helps other non-profit organizations.

"Senior Stitchers" Is a volunteer group, made up of retirees, that makes quilts and other comfort items for agencies ranging from hospitals and hospices to Habitat for Humanity.

The group was told in early December it had to move from its location of 15 years at the Wood County Senior Citizens Center building on Market Street.

It now has to find a new site-one large enough to accommodate its operations.

"So many places do not have this much area that they can let us use and leave our sewing machines where they are," says its president, Pat Barker. "We can't put them away each week; we need to secure our sewing machines."

Barker says Senior Stitchers needs about 1300 square feet of space to maintain its current operations.

While it was busy clearing out its current headquarters, it is completing its current job for the Gabriel Project of Parkersburg.

Senior Stitchers is a non-profit organization that operates entirely from donations.