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Friday, November 16, 2012

Giving thanks by giving!

Give some warmth and stay warm!

First thanks to all who have joined our sending comfort to the families movement. AND welcome to all who still want to help!

We have had a great response with people all over the US making blankets and beanies. My heart is full as I talk to many of you through all of the fun social networking possibilities.  Thank you to the few who have already dropped off blankets. They are beautiful! Keep em' coming!

A quick update on what is happening out East:
Our great friend Jodi Cantrell (and one of our organizers) spent last weekend in New Jersey helping with Sandy clean-up.  I talked to Jodi today and she was visibly moved by the destruction, by the clean-up process and especially by the families needing help.

They spent all day Sunday moving trash, cleaning out houses (or what's left of them) and giving a little comfort to the families still trying to figure out what to do next.

Here are a few pictures Jodi took.  

Jodi reported that everywhere they went the residents would stop and thank them. Walking down the street, stopping their cars and leaning out the windows and obviously in each house they went in to help.  People saying "thank you so much for taking the time to help us".  

Not sure there are many things on this earth that can bring more joy in our lives than when we are doing good for others.  Maybe this Thanksgiving we can be grateful for the opportunity to share our blessings with those in need.  Sometimes the best way to recovery is just knowing that you're not forgotten and people from all over are thinking about and praying for you.

 A couple of Blankets and Beanies info:
If you are not located in a state where one of our drop-off location is, and you have several blankets to send please message me on my FB - Liz Porter and I will see what we can do to help.  If you just have a few and don't mind mailing them, please send them to the New Jersey address in my previous post.

ALSO: We would love for you to add a personal note to your blanket if you wish. We will post some templates for you to download and use, OR you can just make your own fun note, let the family know who you are and where you are from. Place your note in a plastic baggie and safety pin it on the blanket.

Happy Blanket & Beanie making this week!!!
Please remember to tweet, post, blog, facebook and share the fun!

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