We hope this post finds you and your loved ones safe and warm following the one-two punch of Hurricane Sandy and Winter Storm Athena. Clearly there are many with great need at this time, and quilter Victoria Findlay Wolf is leading a quilt and blanket drive (handmade or store-bought) to help bring warmth and comfort where it’s needed most. Details are attached below (opening is from her bumblebeansinc.com blog). Your generosity can truly make a positive difference in someone’s life.
Super Storm Sandy and my area of the world.
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 my BUMBLEBEANSBASICS.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!”
WHAT WE NEED:
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
PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN
your name, email & address & Phone
please ship them with delivery confirmation.
Any questions, Please email:
Victoria Findlay Wolfe