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Angel Warmers drops free scarves in Elmwood Park for people in need

ROANOKE, Va. – It was a sight to see Friday afternoon in Roanoke's Elmwood Park: scarves hanging from trees and railings were up for grabs, thanks to the impressive needlework of some locals. 

"I hope people feel like there are people who care about them. I want people to know that there are people who do care," said Lorreen Musselman, creator of Angel Warmers. 

With temperatures dropping and brutal wind chills, Musselman said it was the perfect time to hand out a little warmth. Her love of crocheting led her to create Angel Warmers, an effort to give back to the community through crafting and the community was grateful for the giving. 

"I just thought it was really cool for somebody to think of others like that and have the willingness to spread love and warmth," said Jason Cates.

Angel Warmers dropped off 30 scarves in Elmwood Park around noon. Hours later, only a few are left. 

"I'm so glad that when we came out here we saw most of the scarves gone. There's only a couple left. That is just amazing to me, that people are grabbing them and getting them," said Musselman. 

Musselman said she hopes to grow Angel Warmers to give more people in need a helping hand. 

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