Police Honor Quilt Maker for Exceptional Volunteerism
By Elise Spleiss
Police Chief Christopher Boyd (right) said of Lotte Reed (left), “Because of her, a child in need is gifted a quilt, a person in a nursing home gains a lap quilt, a homeless person receives a handbag or hat, and an ill person receives one to ease their journey.”
Photos courtesy of the Citrus Heights Police Department
CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA (MPG) - On February 12, 2015, at the Citrus Heights City Council meeting, Mrs. Lotte Reed, a long time Citrus Heights resident and active member of the Golden Valley Quilt Guild of Citrus Heights was honored in a special ceremony by the Citrus Heights Police Department.
Chief of Police Christopher Boyd read from a plaque presented to Reed for her endless service to her community and the police since 2006 when the department was established.
As the Community Service Coordinator for the Golden Valley Quilt Guild (a group of 100 quilters) for the past 4 years, Reed (84) was instrumental in raising the production of quilts to a total of 788 donated in 2014 alone. Recipients of these ladies’ labors include those from birth, through all stages of life to those nearing the end of their lives. Quilts are distributed through the police department, nursing homes, veteran’s hospitals, homeless facilities, Child and Adult Protective Services, and for victims of domestic violence, through A Community For Peace to name a few.