Teen collects 600 blankets for seniors

Merced teenager Madison Foss helped a number of seniors combat the winter chill. Following a trip to a leadership conference at Harvard, Foss felt moved to find a way to help seniors and children, so she put a call out for donations of blankets. She received more than 600 blankets in all shapes, sizes and colors. Residents of the Merced Cherish were among the recipients when Foss, along with her mother, Jennett, and a friend, brought 45 blankets as a surprise for the seniors.