Tuesday, November 6, 2012

BASICS to help: ASAP

Super Storm Sandy and my area of the world.
Having missed the entire storm, by being in Houston for Market, I felt helpless as my family were in NYC without me. I started to organize a quilt drive for our area while I was still in Houston.

Once home, I realized how seriously the storm affected my neighborhood, my friends, and fellow New Yorkers, CT, PA and NJ... Homes have been wiped off the face of the earth, people are cold, and wet, and we have rain and snow coming. I need to be able to help NOW.
I just had a call from Raul Russi, Head of the Acacia Network, whom I had previously partnered with on my BUMBLEBEANSBASICS.com  Quilt Drive for homeless families being taken out of shelters and put into transitional housing. 
He said, "We have 150-200 quilts here, right now. And since the rest of my families are INSIDE already, can we deliver these quilts in our medical trucks to the people in the Rockaways, NOW?"  I said, "YES! Let's go!"

Once we have more quilts, we will continue to set up more distribution points around our area. Staten Island, Long Island, NJ, CT.
Thank You For your support
 

 
  WHAT WE NEED:

QUILTS AND BLANKETS are needed ASAP.
Home-made or Store Bought QUILTS AND BLANKETS:  ANY SIZE.
Quilts will be accepted, and handed out as quickly as they come in.

Give Selflessly.
 Thank you cards will not be sent out due to the urgency of the events of SANDY.
REAL THANKS: 
LABEL YOUR QUILTS, Name, address and email.
The person who receives your quilt may want to thank you themselves.


Send Quilts & Blankets to:
(we've added a second location to collect)

Acacia Network
Attn: Pete Gonzalez
311 East 175th Street
Bronx, NY 10457

OR

Acacia Network
Attn: Pete Gonzalez /SANDY
311 East 175th Street
Bronx, NY 10457

PLEASE Include INSIDE THE BOX CLEARLY WRITTEN
your name, email & address & Phone

please ship them with delivery confirmation.
Any questions, Please email:
Lane Falcon
lfalcon@acacianetwork.org


THANK YOU 
THANK YOU 
THANK YOU! 

Victoria Findlay Wolfe





6 comments:

  1. I just shared on Facebook and Twitter.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  2. Way cool. Two of those are mine, and I am delighted. We can make more for basics . Good job, Victoria. Kate

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  3. Just found out about your efforts. I'm working on collecting quilts for kids here in Northern California. I will be posting your blog on my blog and putting the word out to get the quilts to you as soon as possible. I will have a box in the mail tomorrow! Bless you for taking on this effort.
    Marilyn
    Vacaville Binky Patrol

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  4. Victoria - shipping two quilts to Acacia Thursday a.m. . . .

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  5. Just posted on my blog. Thanks for doing this.....

    Jan (who saw you from a distance in Houston and realized you are as tall as I am -- just a lot skinnier!)

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  6. I just scooped up 5 of my homemade quilts (made over the last couple of years) and sent them off. Thank you so very much for alerting us to the need ~ I am so very happy I could do something......

    I love your blog.

    Susan

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