The mail man brought $150 today and our total is up to $10,895. I know there are a few more checks coming and our total will go over $11,000. Saying “I’m amazed!” just doesn’t describe how I feel when I look at the pile of checks. Quilters truly are so generous!
Tomorrow after the mail man comes, I will enter the new names on the spreadsheet, draw the winners of the quilts, find those checks, copy the mailing addresses and then deliver the checks to the local Red Cross office.
Chad and I were talking about how many quilts I will be giving away. I had planned to give away one quilt for every 50 checks, or one for ever $1,250 received. Chad said “Mom! Don’t be cheap! Give away a quilt for every $1,000!” So, that’s what I will do. I’m guessing I will be sending out 11 quilts!
Many of you sent your email address along with your check but I didn’t think to save all those. For the names drawn for whom I do not already have your email address, I will call you if your check has a phone number and if not, I will drop a note in the mail to confirm your mailing address before mailing a quilt.
I am not going to announce the names of the winners here on the blog unless those who have won give me permission to do so. I think donating money to a cause like this is kinda personal and some may not want their name mentioned on the blog. I will show pictures of the quilts and say what state they’re going to . . I’ll say as much as I have permission to say.
Truthfully, I’m not even sure I have 11 “give away worthy” quilts here because I had already taken so many of my quilts to mom’s to avoid having to move them. I’ll figure out something!
Again, to say I’m so thankful for your generosity and so proud to say that my blog readers are the BEST!! Thank you all!