My mind is still reeling over the events that occurred in Japan. This morning I was watching ‘Good Morning America’ and saw Diane Sawyer come upon a group (family) huddled together on the street. She was asking them how they were, and they offered food to her and her camera crew. Well, I just lost it right there. Here are these people, amid such a catastrophic event, near starvation themselves, and all they wanted to do was to share what they had. What a beautiful way to be. My daughter and I both were brought to tears while watching the coverage this weekend.
Tragedies like these always makes me want to do more. So let’s do something! We at the Missouri Star Quilt Co, will donate 5 full size quilts (or more if I can get my fingers moving) to the LDS Humanitarian Organization that regularly ships crates to disaster ravaged areas, and is currently assembling containers for Japan. They are looking for Twin and Full size quilts (I think that will be pretty standard no matter what organization you donate to). Don’t stress over it, just send something you’ve already made or what you can quickly put together in the next week or two.
That’s what we can do and we challenge you to do the same. Pick your favorite organization and then get with your local Quilt Guild, LQS or just get a group of friends together and give of your stash and time to create a warm quilt that will add comfort to the lives of people suffering.
Or if you don’t have time you can always donate money to the Red Cross.
Think of the difference you can make in the lives of these grief stricken people, just something clean and warm will go a long way.
If you’d like to ship to us, we will include your donation with ours and be shipping off a package at the end of next week. (March 25th), do what you can, just make sure to do something, please!