One thing I would like to post is the following:
This is from Bonnie Hunter's blog.
Having missed the entire storm, by being in Houston for Market, I felt helpless as my family were in NYC without me. I started to organize a quilt drive for our area while I was still in Houston.
Once home, I realized how seriously the storm affected my neighborhood, my friends, and fellow New Yorkers, CT, PA and NJ... Homes have been wiped off the face of the earth, people are cold, and wet, and we have rain and snow coming. I need to be able to help NOW.
I just had a call from Raul Russi, Head of the Acacia Network, whom I had previously partnered with on myBUMBLEBEANSBASICS.com Quilt Drive for homeless families being taken out of shelters and put into transitional housing.
He said, "We have 150-200 quilts here, right now. And since the rest of my families are INSIDE already, can we deliver these quilts in our medical trucks to the people in the Rockaways, NOW?" I said, "YES! Let's go!"Once we have more quilts, we will continue to set up more distribution points around our area including Staten Island, Long Island, NJ, CT.
QUILTS AND BLANKETS are needed ASAP.
Home-made or Store Bought QUILTS AND BLANKETS: ANY SIZE.
Quilts will be accepted, and handed out as quickly as they come in.
Thank you cards will not be sent out due to the urgency of the events of SANDY.
LABEL YOUR QUILTS, Name, address and email.
The person who receives your quilt may want to thank you themselves.
Send Quilts & Blankets to:
Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / H.SANDY
540 East 180th Street, Bronx, NY 10457
Until later--PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN
your name, email & address & Phone
Please ship them with delivery confirmation.
Any questions, Please email:
Lane Falcon: firstname.lastname@example.org
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Hugs & Stitches,