Yesterday when I mentioned that our church group was making pillowcases for Harvey victims, it apparently touched a chord as people started asking me if they could send some to be sent with ours. If this is something you are interested in doing, read on!
This afternoon I made a few contacts and got the go-ahead to use our church as a collection point. We are already planning to send mission teams to Texas to help with the clean-up efforts - this is something we did for years in New Orleans - and I've been assured that they can help us get the pillowcases into the hands of those in need. We will also probably be sending quilts for the teams to distribute also, so if you have finished quilts you would like to donate, you can send those too. (At this point, we cannot take unfinished quilts.)
Images such as these have torn at our hearts this week, but I've also been inspired by the news today, which showed friends, neighbors and total strangers helping each other begin the clean-up efforts in Texas. I can't be in Texas, but I can dig into my stash and make some pillowcases and quilts to send to people who have lost everything or to bring a smile to a child's face with something made "just for them". Won't you join me?
Our group is using this tutorial to make pillowcases. It's well written and simple, and if you are working with a group, it's very simple to "kit up". You may have your own favorite method or tutorial, and if you'd like to share a link for that in the comments, feel free!
Please send your donation to this address:
The Glade Church
ATTN: Sarah Craig
9000 Stewarts Ferry Pike
Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Be sure to include your name and address in your package so we can let you know it arrived safely. I'll be updating with pictures of the donations themselves, and hopefully of some of the recipients as they are distributed.
NOTE: Credit for the picture at the top of this post goes to Deborah Caskey (@dacaskey on Instagram).