Thursday, September 01, 2005
Many of our friends, family, and fellow knit-bloggers have been affected
by the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. The damage is truly
incomprehensible. Although New Orleans is grabbing the media attention, don't forget that entire neighborhoods in and around Biloxi, Mississippi are completely gone. Destroyed in a matter of hours.
Margene and I have decided to join forces to set up a Harlot-like
relief effort for the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
We're appealing to all knitters, and anyone else out there, to make a donation to the American Red Cross. Please give any amount you can spare. The price of a skein of yarn could make a huge difference to someone affected by this catastrophe. If you can't access the Red Cross Web site, please call this number: 1-800-435-7669
After you make your donation, email us at this email address: givealittle at gmail dot com. Put your name and the amount of your donation in the subject line (solely for purposes of keeping track of total donations). Each week we'll draw a name from those who have made a contribution (no matter the amount) and give away some prezzies. Both Margene and I intend to knit something and donate those items to the prize kitty. If you'd like to donate a prize in addition to your Red Cross donation, send us a second email with the word "Prize" in the subject line and we'll tell you where to send it. Also, if someone could make us a proper button, we'd love you forever. And please spread the word by mentioning this on your blog if you have one.
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