Having missed the entire storm, by being in Houston for Market, I felt helpless as my family were in NYC without me. I started to organize a quilt drive for our area while I was still in Houston.
Once home, I realized how seriously the storm affected my neighborhood, my friends, and fellow New Yorkers, CT, PA and NJ… Homes have been wiped off the face of the earth, people are cold, and wet, and we have rain and snow coming. I need to be able to help NOW.
I just had a call from Raul Russi, Head of the Acacia Network, whom I had previously partnered with on my BUMBLEBEANSBASICS.com
He said, “We have 150-200 quilts here, right now. And since the rest of my families are INSIDE already, can we deliver these quilts in our medical trucks to the people in the Rockaways, NOW?” I said, “YES! Let’s go!”
WHAT WE NEED:
QUILTS AND BLANKETS are needed ASAP.
Thank you cards will not be sent out due to the urgency of the events of SANDY.
LABEL YOUR QUILTS, Name, address and email.
The person who receives your quilt may want to thank you themselves.
Send Quilts & Blankets to:
Basic Housing, Inc.
Attn: Robert Gonzalez / H.SANDY
540 East 180th Street, Bronx, NY 10457
PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN your name, email & address & Phone
please ship them with delivery confirmation. Any questions, Please email:
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
I was just getting ready to drop off some quilts and blankets to our local Project Linus. I'll send them up north instead! Box on its way tomorrow –
Thank you Peggy!
The superstorm sandy have left a huge cost to these states that were hit. Unfortunately, many families were also left homeless. With many of them no more home to go back to. It will also leave a scar in the recovery of the housing market.