Group of women use plastic bags to make sleeping mats for homeless

TENNESSEE (WRIC) — A group of elderly women in Tennessee has transformed more than 10,000 plastic bags into sleeping mats for the homeless.

The women call themselves the “Bag Ladies.” They cut the bags into strips like yarn, then crochet them together into sleeping mats.

The women say the process takes about two weeks. So far, they have made over 160 mats.

The mats have been donated to homeless shelters across the south and were even sent to Baton Rouge after the recent flooding.

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