Good People In Eastern Carolina: Carol West

By: Stephanie Shoop
By: Stephanie Shoop

Stitch by stitch, she is changing lives thousands of miles away.

Carol West is one of the good people in Eastern Carolina.

She sews clothes for kids in Haiti. And when we say she sews, we mean it.

Each dress she makes takes about 45 minutes. On an early delivery trip to Haiti in 2007,  West took 100 dresses. In January of 2010, she delivered 260 dresses.

She was there, in January, when the earthquake hit Haiti.  She was amazed by the resilience of the people.

"If we had an earthquake like they had an earthquake, we would be sitting in a ditch," West said. "They started cleaning up, burying their bodies and cleaning up the rubble."

West also inspires others to help. Folks at Jarvis Memorial United Methodist Church in Greenville now help with the sewing.  West also collects eyeglasses to take to the people of Haiti.

We salute Carol West and her church family for their work to change lives thousands of miles away.

If you would like to nominate someone for a "Good People In Eastern Carolina" salute, e-mail  Through May, we'll post a new blog each Friday right here on and also share it on WITN News at 6:00 p.m. 




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