Local girl leads Knot Alone project


Kiturah Cloud displays one of the quilts from her Knot Alone project for cance patients.Kiturah Cloud is a Jefferson County 4-H senior member and a county 4-H ambassador, who also serves on the Jefferson County 4-H Association Executive Council.

As a county ambassador, Cloud was tasked to organize a community service project. The project that she envisioned was something that would benefit cancer patients in the Central Oregon community.

The “Knot Alone” project is a way to give back to the community and give comfort to those who are going through cancer treatments. All Jefferson County 4-H members will be able to participate in making no sew fleece blankets.

These blankets will then be donated to local cancer patients in Central Oregon through St. Charles Cancer Center. Along with this great opportunity, Cloud will also hold a community service event at the OSU 4-H Summer Conference in Corvallis in June, where youth from all over the state will make blankets and donate them to Legacy Emmanuel’s Cancer Healing Center.

Cloud said, “I chose this project for several reasons; I have known many people who have had cancer and I know that cancer patients get cold when they have chemotherapy. We all know someone who knows someone who has cancer, or has it themselves. Almost half of all men and a third of all women will develop some kind of cancer during their lifetime. The great thing is a lot of these people survive.”

“My last reason for the project was for the kids of 4-H. Strengthening youth 4-H members' sense of community pride is part of the 4-H program and this project will help them complete some requirements to participate at fair. The date for the project is May 24,” she said.

Anyone interested in holding an event in correlation with the Knot Alone project may contact the Jefferson extension office at 541-475-3808, or the Knot Alone 4-H Jefferson County Community Service Project Facebook page.