Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Emergency Relief

Even though I am in Oregon, I have signed up for the ADN.com newspaper. That is Anchorage Daily News. Every Tuesday they have a knitting column by Catherine Hollingsworth. Today's article is about helping fire victims from a recent fire in Hooper Bay. There were 14 homes destroyed and 17 families displaced, losing EVERYTHING!! Right now is the time that they are subsistence-hunting, as winter will be setting in soon. Most of these people did not have insurance and do not have the means to replace the items they have lost. This means clothing, winter/survival gear, hunting gear, even their knitting or crocheting stashes. What would it mean to you if you lost your stash? Please help as you can. I have linked to Catherine's article as well as a Red Cross Fund set up. The Red Cross has been depleted after last year's hurricane season.

If you can't access Catherine's article, let me know and I will ask her if she will let me post the article here. I have emailed her before, and she is really nice.


debbish said...

Where in Oregon are you? I am in molalla.

Tammy said...

Debbish, I am just out of Portland, west toward Beaverton/Hillsboro. So, really we are too far apart.