Disaster Relief Quilts

Disaster Relief Quilts

Late last summer, Hurricane Harvey slammed into the coast of Texas, bringing with it once-in-a-century rainfall, leading to unfathomable devastation. Before we could catch our breath, Hurricane Irma pummeled Florida, followed by Maria ravaging Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. With homes underwater, vehicles washed away, and countless people losing all of their worldly possessions, we knew, as a community of quilters, we had to do something to help. So we called on you, our amazing Missouri Star family, and you sent boxes and envelopes and dropped off packages, all filled with handmade quilts, blankets and pillowcases. Each created with love to be shared with someone in need. Packages were mailed from all across the globe, and when all the quilts were counted, there were more than 9,000 sent to us to be given away. And given away they were. Watch below to see the impact your generosity and kindness has had on Missouri Star, the Hamilton community, and those who were the recipients of your acts of love.

  • Keta Caudillo

    May God bless each and everyone that donated for this cause. It is a beautiful thing to see when everyone opens up their heart and gives to charity. This just comes to show you that you don’t always have to ask, need or want money as a charity, it is materialistic item’s that would last forever in the future. ๐Ÿ’™โค๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿงก

  • Debra M. Magginetti

    I am humbled by the long list of contributors. Quilters are unbelievable people.

  • Dawn Claunch

    That’s so wonderful! God bless all who donated! We have a family of 4 from our church who not only lost their home in Hurricane Harvey, but the contractor they hired to do the repairs stole most of their insurance money! They have been living with us since September of 2017 and their house isn’t even halfway done yet. It just breaks my heart that they were mistreated after going through the so much! How do I get them on the list to receive a quilt if you have more donated?

    Houston, Tx

  • Faye Kratzer

    WOW! What a great thing. I agree we all help make up a square in the quilt of life.

  • Carolyn Henderson

    WOW is right… This is greatness that I have always seen in Jenny’s group and town… I live in a small rural area in the south… and have always wanted to do something like this.. but never have had the opportunity to do this. As a person too who has loss everything from hurricane in FL years ago… I know what it is like for someone to be kind and give..I would give anything in the world to have a store for just that… People to give quilts for me to send out to others… I have to still work to survive… but have always wanted to give back to those that I know need things… and to me a Quilt is a gift of Love Hope and Faith that there will be a brighter tomorrow…GOD BLESS YOU!!

  • Patty Martin

    Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! I am a United Methodist pastor’s wife and a quilter, too. I facilitate a sewing ministry group at our church, we meet once a month and are always on the lookout for new sewing projects to do for charity. I also belong to the local quilt guild and we do charity quilt projects, too. This past weekend (June 8-10) at the Missouri United Methodist Annual Conference a special offering was taken up to help with the disaster relief efforts in Puerto Rico. There is so much yet to be done in the way of disaster relief and may we each do our part and be the hands and feet of Jesus. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, did I mention that I’m only 35 miles away from MSQC, at Trenton, Mo.?