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« on: November 14, 2005 10:31:13 PM »

if this doesnt go here, please forgive me..

so.. ive been thinking about the whole rita/katrina hurracain thing and that most of the kids probably wont have the best of christmas this year.. i wanted to put together a package of some great gifts for a few children and have them sent to a red cross for hurracaine survivors and was wondering if anyone would be interested in adding a few little crafted goods, post cards, gift cards, candies, tiny toys.. i work at a grocery store and they are having a dollar drive, and i wanted to do something as well..

it doesnt have to be TOO expensive, something little.. or a few little things, if anyone would be interested in helping out you can PM me and i can give you my address.. as soon as the package is done i can post some links..

im going to be contacting some major housing/shelter/donation/charities and finding out about sending some packages along.. maybe even starting up a little website.. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2005 06:12:27 AM »

I know it hasnt gotten much national news coverage but Wilma, hit South florida pretty bad, not nearly as bad at Katrina (simply because we didnt have water issues) But many homes were lost, and many families displaced. The kids were out of school for two weeks, and most parents were out of work for at least a week. Things were pretty bad and there is still lots of damage four weeks later (this is the fourth week). Just saying that you might want to consider including Wilma, but then again I dont know where you live so it might be easier for you shipping wise to stick to Texas, and Louisianna/Mississippi, I dont know.

Just a thought.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2005 08:18:41 AM »

I know it hasnt gotten much national news coverage but Wilma, hit South florida pretty bad, not nearly as bad at Katrina (simply because we didnt have water issues) But many homes were lost, and many families displaced. The kids were out of school for two weeks, and most parents were out of work for at least a week. Things were pretty bad and there is still lots of damage four weeks later (this is the fourth week). Just saying that you might want to consider including Wilma, but then again I dont know where you live so it might be easier for you shipping wise to stick to Texas, and Louisianna/Mississippi, I dont know.

Just a thought.

wilma will work too! Smiley

of course i cant do this all myself.. so if i get people who want to participate then we can send to others as well
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2005 08:43:39 AM »

Oh yeah, I want to participate too, just cant think of what to send. Hmm dee hum.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2005 02:23:20 PM »

yeah, that would be really cool.. would you do it through an organization that is already planned? I was just wondering incase you knew of one, that way it would be convenient if other people I knew wanted to send things...
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2005 02:54:34 PM »

okay, i didn't research well impulse hit me, but the red cross is really more interested in blood, money or time (things for immediate relief)

here's a link to samaritan's purse and their relief efforts that sound like they are right up your crafter alley:  http://www.samaritanspurse.org/MP_Article.asp?ArticleID=60

cheers!

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2005 03:06:41 PM »

yeah, that would be really cool.. would you do it through an organization that is already planned? I was just wondering incase you knew of one, that way it would be convenient if other people I knew wanted to send things...

im not sure if this is a possible swap as of yet.. because of having so many people who have lost.. it was just an idea, and to see if anyone else was interested.. it doesnt look like it would be possible ):
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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2005 05:03:03 PM »

well maybe, even if it doesn't work out as a swap, there might be some kind of toys for tots program where everyone can send things for those who've been affected.
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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2005 06:49:38 AM »

what if we made some christmas stockings and put some little toys and treats in them
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« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2005 01:50:30 PM »

The problem I forsee is redcross or any organization saying that its a distrubution problem, and they would really just like to collect liquid assets (time, money, blood, as stated above somewhere) and then there the option of delivering ourselves but this seems tricky. I think its a near impossible idea unless you have specific groups of needy people localy. In which case you just go there an deliver.
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