Thursday, September 01, 2005

Very Heavy Heart

Help by Banding Together to Aid the Gulf Coast

I come to you asking that we band together and do some knitting for those that need it the most and now that is the people in the gulf states due to the fury and heartlessness of Katrina.

It's going to be a cold and damp and lonely holiday season for so many of the elderly and poor. Let us put together our brain power and come up with a viable plan to help those that need the help the most.

We can come back to the Marine Mom's Project at a later date.

Let's post our best ideas give it some good discussion and form a plan to help.
I'm thinking of sweaters for children and homemade teddy bears.

Let's hear what others have to say.

I'm so disappointed in our "leadership" as they've fallen flat on their butts, not getting help to the suffering, the sick, the hungry, the thirsty in the gulf states.
It's a pretty pitiful showing for a modern day president who has just sluffed off the greatest and most horrific disaster known to the US since the early 1900's.

What do you say?


Blogger Will Pillage For Yarn said...

Di, I can't even watch the coverage at this point without becoming enraged at the mess our gov't has made.

I'd knit just about anything folks came up with, but think that afghan squares, sweaters, knit toys, etc might be the most comforting to folks. Just let us know where to send it, I'll send as much as I can.

I had an idea which I am floating in a few places - "Stash Aid" - A lot of those folks down there were probably knitters. Right now and for the next few months, they'll be focused on survival and the first steps of rebuilding, but you know there will come a time when they begin to mourn all the other little things that have been lost, once the totality of it begins to really sink in. We can help with that too. We've all got great stashes. Why not set aside some nice (read, not nasty cheap stuff) yarns and spare needles, etc., and do a Stash Aid drive via some of the nearby LYS in areas that were not as affected?

Knitting is great therapy. I'm knitting my way through the sorrow of watching this unfold, in fact. We could help when people really begin to miss their yarn and needles, long after the lights are back on and the water has receded.

If I can get interest in this thing, I'll post back with details.

1:36 AM  
Blogger FaeryCrafty said...

I am donating all my yarn budget to the Red Cross. I am so completely sad and angry at this entire situation. I can't even turn my tv on anymore.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Eva said...

I donated to America's Second Harvest. It wasn't much, but it was what I could afford.

I hate how things are being managed by our gov't, and yet I don't have any suggestions to make it better. :(

12:11 PM  
Blogger Di said...

I too have made many monetary donations but I just still feel it is not enough and I feel that I'm not personally doing enough.

There is a website that I'll share, but i don't now how to get it to link from this site although I am going to try. This site will take you to a listing of many organization that are offering help to the sea of suffering humanity and animals TOO!! I'm still heartbroken. I've been to New Orleans so many times. Gerry and I have gone there nearly every 2 years for a vacation. We love NOLA and the people. We always take extra money to give big tips to service personnel and money to the children in the streets. It's been our "second" home for so many years. I couldn't even stay in my weaving class yesterday as I am so overwhelmed with emotions. I just can't seem to keep it together. And if those emotions are not enough I just received a letter from a woman on sfknits that said she can see that I put the US suffering before other world problems. I'm devastated.

1:08 PM  
Blogger Di said...

web site is :


1:10 PM  

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