Socks for Sandy ~ Giving Help to Those Who Need It

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Socks for Sandy - a fundraiser to provide warm things to wear for Sandy survivors. Please donate what you can by Nov 9 2012! via Funky Junk Interiors

The thought of being cold is something I don’t like but when I get cold I can put on a pair of socks and turn on the furnace or if I’m going to be outside I can put on a coat, hat and gloves and that does the trick.
That feeling of warmth, of comfort, is something we take for granted. For the victims of Hurricane Sandy, it is a feeling we want to give back to them.
Visit Laura’s post HERE on the tragedy. Pictures and video clip included.


Laura Khulmann, a blogger of The Shed and member of Hometalk, who lives in Little Egg Harbour, New Jersey, was fortunate that her neighbourhood was spared with only minor damages. But just a few minutes down the road, entire areas were wiped out including Mystic Island, Osborne Island, and Tuckerton Beach. Long Beach Island, just across the bay, also suffered extraordinary damage just as every barrier island and shore town up and down New Jersey’s once beautiful coastline has.

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 viciims 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. NOW.

How you can help

Gather up some warmth to share by collecting
socks, gloves, and winter hats

and send to

Socks for Sandy

P.O. Box 520

Little Egg Harbor, NJ

08087


Please mail by Friday, Nov 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.

Laura will receive all packages and immediately take these 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.
Sandy survivors - please donate to the Red Cross to help those desperately in need right now.

 

Another option:

Donating directly to the Red Cross is still the fastest way to get your money into the hands of those who need it the most.

Thank-you everyone! Let’s help make a difference!
Socks for Sandy, a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy survivors

 

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  1. What a wonderful idea! I love it! Right now, I can only help by praying and by getting the word out but I’ve done that by posting it on my facebook page. I’m sure that this will make a wonderful impact in the lives of the folks who need it.
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