Monday, November 5, 2012

Socks for Sandy

Socks for Sandy - a fundraiser to provide warm things to wear for Sandy survivors. Please donate what you can by Nov 9 2012! via Funky Junk Interiors

You know that feeling you get when your feet are cold and slip on a pair of warm socks? 
Or how you can warm your hands and head while outside by wearing gloves and a hat? 
That wonderful feeling of warmth, of comfort, is something we take for granted. 

For those affected by Hurricane Sandy, it is a feeling we want to give back to them.




I am joining Hometalk and a fantastic group of Hometalk bloggers to help spread the word and 
 and share the efforts of 
Socks for Sandy

Socks for Sandy is about helping those affected by the hurricane who are in need
 of socks, gloves, hats and other warm things to wear.

Please note that there is a quick turnaround time of 
Nov 9. 


Please help if you are able to and share if you can to spread the word and get others involved too



Here's a bit of information:
'Laura Kuhlmann, a blogger and member of Hometalk who lives in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was fortunate that her neighborhood was spared with only minor damages. But just a few minutes down the road, entire areas were wiped out including Mystic Island, Osborne Island, and Tuckerton Beach. Long Beach Island, just across the bay, also suffered extraordinary damage just as every barrier island and shore town up and down New Jersey's once-beautiful coastline has.


Laura couldn't stop thinking about something her sister-in-law (volunteering at the local hurricane shelter) told her: that people were walking around barefoot and just wanted a pair of socks. Even as the donations started to pour in to the shelter, Laura could not get the idea of warm socks out of her head.  
She wanted to collect some warmth for the victims of Sandy, and shared her idea with me and our fellow blogging friends on Hometalk. Our network of Hometalk bloggers also includes several members living in New Jersey who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. 
After hearing about what Laura was thinking ~ we embraced the idea enthusiastically 
with offers of help to bring this idea to fruition.
So here we are. 
Our mission is a simple one. 
And has a fast turn-around time too.
We want to provide socks to warm one's feet, gloves to warm one's hands, and winter hats 
to warm one's head. All to warm one's soul. Now.



If you would like to help~ 
gather up some warmth to share by collecting

socks, gloves, and winter hats

and send them to

Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ
08087

Please mail by Friday, Nov 9 
since the need for help is an urgent one


Laura will immediately take all of the packages to her local hurricane shelter. 
Any excess will be given to the other hurricane shelters up and down New Jersey's coastline.

Sandy survivors - please donate to the Red Cross to help those desperately in need right now.


Of course, you can also make a monetary donation directly to the Red Cross if you prefer

Socks for Sandy, a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy survivors

Please feel free to grab and share this button on your blog~ as well you can link up your post if you write one
over at a link up at Laura's blog today to share the love.

http://petscribbles.blogspot.com/2012/11/socks-for-sandy-helping-sandys-victims.html

8 comments:

  1. this is great thanks for this. I went to her blog and want to send something else besides socks which she may receive abundance of...thank you!

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    1. Thank you~ anything and everything you can send to help will be appreciated!

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  2. Thanks for posting this Courtney. We live in NJ and have been without power for a week now. We are fine though since we have a generator. I am so happy to see so many bloggers supporting the East Coast! Thank you again - Shelley

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  3. I certainly appreciate the information you have provided. I am getting a box ready. I also donate to the Red Cross & hopefully your community will be recieving the help real soon. Hang in there East Coasters!! You are mighty fine troopers! - Linda Sullivan

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  4. Hi Courtney!!!

    Thanks Courtney for the address and letting us know!!

    My project this week will be to get a box load of items and send them away by Friday. My big motto has always been , If I was in that position, I would want people to help me, so, when help is needed, I help. It's terrible what I've seen in pictures and on TV. And the request isn't so out of reach.

    To all those on the East coast, "We know and help is coming!!"

    Pam
    xox

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  5. Hello Courtney,
    I am spreading the word here in Newfoundland, Canada and will have a parcel to mail very soon.
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Days-in-Bloom/382061855145657

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  6. I am in New Jersey as well. I was fortunate enough to get power back fairly quickly, but the rest of my family is in darkness still. It is a struggle every night to find enough gas to fill the generator to keep my grandmother warm at night. Many people are even worse off and have lost their homes. Thanks for your help!

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  7. Thank you for posting this. Awareness is power. You're the best.

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