Thank You for helping me raise almost $600 for Hurricane Michael relief!
I promised you an update after our little over-the-weekend fundraiser for Hurricane Michael relief, and here it is!
I’m so happy to relate that so many people generously opened their pocketbooks and sales of my digital patterns skyrocketed over the few days that I held my ‘Hurricane Michael’ sale.
Today I was truly humbled to go back to the American Red Cross website and donate all of the proceeds of those sales – nearly $600!
I have watched friends organize and run fundraisers before, but this was my first experience ever to do something like that myself.
It was an amazing experience for me to see just how much people care and want to help.
So, do you want to do more? Some ideas were emailed to me such as humanitarian kits or simple pillowcases to help people in shelters carry their belongings. Please let me know if this is something that you’d be interested in working together on. If enough people respond, then I’ll see what I can organize.
Again, THANK YOU!!!!
I love being a part of this community.
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would definitely be interested in helping with you in some way!
Congratulations Caroline on your worthy fundraising effort. I know I will enjoy my quilt pattern.
That is a great gift you have given.
I am also interested in more ways to help the hurricane victims. I could make pillowcases, as suggested, or care packages of some kind. I think most of us would like to help more, but don’t necessarily have more money to send.
I am sad that I somehow missed this fundraiser. Having lived in Panama City for 12 years, and having two of our children born there, Hurricane Michael and the devastation it left behind has touched me in a very profound way. Not only because that area holds memories of some of the most wonderful years of my life, but also because I have dear friends that still live there and have lost so much…their family businesses and homes. It is so hard to hear them tell me of the complete devastation and to have them cry because of the shock of it all and wonder if they will ever have their lives back. I can’t thank you enough for raising money to help an area that has been so devastated. I have helped friends as much as I can, monetarily, and just being there as a support, but it is so little and just a drop in the bucket. There are so many people who are homeless and have lost everything. There is so much pain and need there. They are strong and will rebuild, but it will be hard and won’t be without the help of people like you, the Red Cross, and the many others who have given their time and money to help (especially the electricians who poured into the area to help restore power much sooner that first anticipated). I would be willing to help in any way should you decide to do something more. Once again, thank you so much!