Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thankful Sunday

I am so thankful for the emergency crews and volunteers that are so quick to respond in disaster situations like the one in Oklahoma.  I am also thankful for the local community of people who pull together to give a helping hand during these times. 

The Oklahoma City Modern Quilt Guild is collecting completed quilts to give to victims and their families of the tornado that devastated Oklahoma this last week. 

Sewing to Rebuild  has joined with Angelyn of Green Style Creations because she lives so close to the town hit worst and therefore can ensure that donated items make it to the local families, shelters, churches, and organizations that need them most. They are offering free patterns for girls and boys clothing items that you can make and send.

Two other local groups that are helping are:

Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, working with the Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, is seeking monetary donations. To donate, visit the regional food bank's website, or give $10 by texting the word FOOD to 32333.
Phone: 1-405-972-1111

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief
This organization says donations will "go straight to help those in need providing tree removal services, laundry services and meals to victims of disasters."
It is requesting monetary donations (It says clothing is NOT needed). For more information, and to donate, visit Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief's website.
You can send checks to: BGCO, Attn: Disaster Relief, 3800 N. May Ave., Oklahoma City, OK., 73112.

The kindness and support of people loving their neighbor as themselves truly shines as a light in a dark day.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea and it's so nice to hear about people pulling together to help.