Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Tornado Relief Efforts-How you can help

As most of you know, I'm the area coordinator for Binky Patrol.  Any time there is a natural disaster, we jump into action to get quilts and blankets to the area to comfort the children of the crisis.  Binky Patrol was created by Susan Finch about 15 years ago to help bring comfort to kids and there are chapters all over the US.  Well, the Indiana Chapter needs out help.  If you have watched the news, you have seen the devistation the tornadoes caused to many towns throughout the midwest. 
Angela has run a Binky Patrol for over 10 years and given away hundreds of quilts and blankets over the years.  She is asking for quilts, blankets, hats and scarves to be sent to her and they will be distributed to the families in the surrounding communities that lost everything last Friday.

How can you help?  Do you have a quilt ready to go?  Can you make something in the next week or two?  How about a handmade scarf or hat hanging in your closet that you aren't wearing?  These people are getting snow right now and it is COLD!

Please send anything you can to:

Angela Largent
310 A Knoll Court
Crawfordsville, Indiana 47933

If you would like to be sure your items made it safely, please include a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope or Postcard to be sent back to you, or note with your email address included.

I'm working with my Binky Patrol chapter to reach a goal of 100 quilts.  Last year we had a goal of 300 quilts for Japan and ended up with 1144, so who knows what will happen :)

I'd love to hear if you are planning on sending things, so please leave a comment.

http://sweetpenniesfromheaven.com/how-to-help-the-southern-indiana-tornado-victims-disaster-relief/
Thanks for helping out!

4 comments:

harleywife57 said...

I will be sending some quilts and blankets next week after I get some more made .

Linda G said...

We put 8 quilts, some hats, scarves, and gloves in the mail this weekend. Sending to Angela's address.
Thanks for organizing this.
Linda, Rosie, Valerie
(Vallejo, California)

Jenni said...

Thanks so much for posting about this! It was much appreciated!

Jenni Eaves
Sweet Pennies from Heaven

Jenni said...

Thanks so much for posting about this! It was much appreciated!

Jenni Eaves
Sweet Pennies from Heaven