Socks for Sandy

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!]

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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 :)

XOXO

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  1. 1

    Aww, sweet post. I live in Pennsylvania. My power was out for 5 days and not once did I even think about complaining. It was inconvenient, sure, but I still had a home with my family in it. I know Energy workers are working around the clock to get everything here back to 100%, I saw trucks on the road from Georgia and I thought, sheesh, they drove all this way, and then they have to work! I get it. I so get it. I sent my daughter to school today with Socks for Sandy. I have no doubt that we will pull together and get our area back. That’s just how Americans roll.

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      lollyjane

      Wow- 5 days is a LONG time to go without power Tiffany! I am sure that was NOT easy. Thank you for sharing your comments- and for sending your daughter to school with supplies to help those who need it; what a great example (and American) you are!! Best wishes and take care! XOXO

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    Thank you SO MUCH Kristi for sharing Socks for Sandy with your readers here…and thanks for sharing your husband’s expertise with those who need help right now in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy’s power outages. I really appreciate your help and support! –Laura (from Socks for Sandy)
    Laura / The Shed blog by Pet Scribbles recently posted..Socks for Sandy Video, from our Google+ hangoutMy Profile

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      lollyjane

      Thank you for putting this together; I know those receiving the warm clothing are VERY appreciative of your efforts!! (:

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    Joani

    I’ve sent my socks. I’m off to get underwear and send. Thanks for sharing. I hope your husband stays safe & returns soon. Have a great weekend.