If you’ve been anywhere near a TV, radio, computer etc. in the last week then you know about Hurricane Sandy and the destruction it left in the Northeast.
There are tons of folks who need our help and if you’re like me, sometimes you just want to do something more tangible than donate money.
Good news! There’s something YOU can do TODAY to help the folks impacted by Hurricane Sandy! In comes Laura…
Laura Kuhlmann, a fellow 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 donations started to pour in to the shelter, Laura couldn’t get the idea of warm socks out of her head and decided she wanted to collect some warmth on a large scale for the victims of Sandy. So here we are, asking for folks to send socks, gloves and winter hats.
Socks for Sandy
PO Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
All packages should be postmarked by Friday, November 9, 2012
For more information about Laura and the socks, read her blog post here.
I grew up in Florida and am well aware of the devastation hurricanes can do. I can’t imagine being temporarily displaced from my home let alone losing my home and it’s contents permanently. These folks have enough on their minds, let’s take care of getting them warm.
Want to help even more? Spread the word! Organize sock collections at your church or school! Mail your box today!
It’s a little way we can all make a difference.
P.S. – As always, you can also donate to the Red Cross!