(Cross post from my needlework blog)
This past week's hurricane hit close to home. My little sister lives in New York City. She is lucky enough to live on higher ground, but her former neighborhood of Long Beach has literally been flattened. She is quite upset by the situation.
People have lost homes, businesses, loved ones, just everything. Gone. So she has set up a volunteer effort to buy supplies and necessaries for the folks in her old neighborhood. The FEMA and red cross food is apparently just really not at all nice.
I have decided to do what I can from far away, even if it is small in comparison to what needs doing. I created a special pattern for the victims. All proceeds will go to her volunteer fund. All of the money she raises is going straight to victim aid. There is no administration, offices, staff or overhead to be paid.
I'm going to try to get her to send me a few pics of the neighborhood and her progress helping. She is going out to volunteer over there for the whole weekend.
If you can at all help, please purchase the Sandy Cross Stitch design in my store.