The mail man arrived and brought checks and even some cash from England. The amount received today is $1,675 which brings the total collected to $2,870. He also brought a box of quilts from Susan C. Such cute quilts! Makes me want to drive right down to Joplin and find two small, scared, hurting children and wrap them up in their very own quilt!
As soon as the storm passed and I knew I was ok, and began thinking about what I could do to help those in Joplin, my first thoughts went to offering some kind of assistance through the blog but then I knew how tight things are for so many and hesitated to even bring it up here. After quite a few readers mentioned that since I was so close to Joplin, I might be in a position to coordinate some kind of assistance. When I mentioned this on the blog, I truly would have been thrilled to have raised $500 and here we are at almost $3,000 and I know more is coming.
As I write this, and as I open the envelopes and read the notes you have sent, I can’t keep the tears back. Not only do I know how much of a difference each dollar makes to the Red Cross that’s doing so much to help the Joplin folks, I’m touched by the generosity of you all. Most of you have never met me, nor have you met any of those affected in Joplin. There’s so much heartache now with tornadoes and flooding in numerous places, earthquakes and everything else. Your willingness to help astounds me.