Cloths For Crisis
Accordingly, Sallee & I have opened a new group Cloths For Crisis which will encompass those we can find still in need from Katrina & Rita, national disasters still to come (unfortunately) with the next hurricane season, and local needs. There's a new button over there in the sidebar or you can click on the link above or on the button over there to join us.
We know that a hand-knit washcloth isn't a magic wand that will solve all the problems of anyone caught in an event like Katrina or lodged in a local homeless or battered women's shelter, but that simple cloth, hand crafted with love, is a way of saying that someone cares, that the person receiving it is not completely alone. Please join us. Knit a few cloths to set aside so they can be sent out within days of identifying a need. (Our biggest problem with Cloths For Katrina was that we were playing catch-up, trying to knit cloths for distribution while the evacuees were scattering.) Knit a few more to send to those still homeless. And then, before putting your needles and yarn away, knit even more to send to a local shelter or charity. There's nothing more satisfying than giving from our hands & hearts. Try it, I think you'll find that you'll like it.