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      Michigan residents tie blankets for immigrant kids

      Volunteers in central Michigan have rallied to provide blankets for children who crossed into the U.S. at the Mexican border.

      The Bay City Times (http://bit.ly/1sYUxbm ) reported that dozens of people gathered in a Bay City church Wednesday night to make fleece blankets for 24 immigrant children. The children will be relocated to a facility in Bay City by the end of the month.

      The volunteers made 30 blankets to give to the children.

      One volunteer says the children will most likely experience winter for the first time while they're in Bay City.

      Local community leaders plan to meet in the coming weeks to discuss other needs of the immigrant children. A Facebook page started by a local resident also plans to provide donations.