I miss my husband.
Within a few days of hearing about Superstorm Sandy, my lineman hubby was on a plane headed to Long Island, NY with 29 other hard working coworkers to help restore power to those without as a result of the hurricane.
I am grateful that I can lend my husband and his professional talents to such a worthy cause for another few weeks, even if I am juggling two kids under 2 solo. I am also thankful to be in a warm home with warm clothes during this cool fall weather. Some Americans are not so lucky as they have lost so much in this natural disaster. [And my poor AZ hubby & coworkers are COLD with the recent snow storm- they are fortunate enough to buy warm clothing, but many are not.]
Laura Kuhlmann, a blogger and member of Hometalk who lives in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was fortunate that her neighborhood was spared with only minor damages. But just a few minutes down the road, entire areas were wiped out. She couldn’t stop thinking about something her sister-in-law (volunteering at the local hurricane shelter) told her: that people were walking around barefoot and just wanted a pair of socks. Even as donations started to pour in to the shelter, Laura couldn’t get the idea of warm socks out of her head. She wanted to collect some warmth on a large scale for the victims of Sandy, and shared her idea with us and our fellow blogging friends on Hometalk.
[For more information on Laura and the sock program, read her blog post here!]
I want to help provide socks to warm one’s feet, gloves to warm one’s hands, and winter hats to warm one’s head. All to warm one’s soul. Now.
If you want to help us gather up some warmth to share by collecting socks, gloves and winter hats, send them to:
Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Please mail by November 13-14th since the need is urgent.
My heart goes out to all those affected by this incredible storm and its aftermath. My husband is seeing it each day and although the media isn’t reporting on it as much as they should, it is still bad on the east coast…. and cold. He IG’d a picture with snow around him and it looked miserable. I encourage you all to help in any way you can :)