This afternoon I delivered the checks to the local Red Cross office. This is the huge stack of checks you all sent in!
The total amount received and delivered was $11,245. Any checks that come in now will be delivered to the local office as I get them. All the names were entered in a spreadsheet and for those who sent more than $25, your name was entered once for each $25 you sent. When the random number generator chose a number for someone’s name who had sent in more then $25, I deleted their name after that, deleted the numbers that corresponded to their name, reset the random number generator and chose the names that way. Tomorrow I will notify those who have won quilts to confirm your addresses and next week I will begin sending out ELEVEN quilts!
Thank you all so very, very much for your generosity. I’ve said it before — most of you have never met me; most of you have no connections to Joplin, MO; there are so very many disasters across our country and other countries where folks need help and I am truly touched that you chose to send money to this project. I also know that every dollar counts for most of us these days and I never ever dreamed that we would raise much more than $1,000 . . maybe $1,500 so when the checks just kept coming in and coming in, well . . it’s rare that I’m a loss for words. There are only so many ways I can say that you’ve amazed me and I think you’ve gotten that message. Likewise, there are only so many ways I can say “thank you” so I hope you all know how truly thankful I am for each one of you – those who sent checks, those who have prayed for the folks in Joplin, those who are sending quilts and those who read the blog daily.
Thank you so very, very much!