Day 4: I am so grateful for socks. I have a whole big drawer full of socks. They make me feel cozy and warm and happy. Right now, my favorite pair of socks is a pair of thick heathered purple cotton socks. Cures what ails me on a cool fall day.
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 damage. But just a few minutes down the road, entire areas were wiped out. If you want to read Laura’s story, her blog can be found here:
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. She wanted to collect some warmth on a large scale for the victims of Sandy, and shared her idea with me and our fellow blogging friends on Hometalk. Our network of Hometalk bloggers includes several members living in New Jersey who were affected by Hurricane Sandy. We embraced the idea enthusiastically with offers of help to bring this idea to fruition.
So here we are. Our mission is a simple one. And has a fast turn-around time too.
We want to provide socks to warm one’s feet, gloves to warm one’s hands, and winter hats to warm one’s head. All to warm one’s soul. As soon as we can.
You can help us gather up some warmth to share by collecting socks, gloves and winter hats, and sending them to:
Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Please mail by Friday, November 9, since the need is urgent.
This can be a great project to involve your kids in, because it all comes down to giving a bit of warmth to someone in need. Plus, if they’re like my kids, they love socks, too.
Laura will receive all packages and immediately take them to the local hurricane shelter. Any excess will be given to the other hurricane shelters up and down New Jersey’s coastline.
What started as an idea has blossomed into warmth. And it is simple to get involved.
Of course, if you don’t want to mail in socks, gloves, or hats, please consider donating to the American Red Cross. That information is provided below.
Thank you! And thank you for stopping by.