- Sarah Marcina
And the Storm Goes on into the Sleepless nights
Yesterday I figured out what I can do. After reading list of what items were needed, bedding was listed. The Red Cross has shelters set up, I saw a picture of the inside of one and the cots looked so sterile. They had a little bag, that I assume was maybe a sheet, pillow and blanket. These people need more than that, they need a hug at night.
I will be adding a tab to my website which will give the following information:
The Greater Dayton region was struck by 14 tornadoes on Memorial Day. These tornadoes damaged the communities of Beavercreek, Brookville, Butler Township, Celina, Jamestown, New Madison Township, Riverside, Trotwood, Vandalia, and West Milton. They ranged from EF0 to EF4, the strongest of which hit the most densely populated area.
The quilts donated will be first be dispersed to emergency shelters, then to other charities requesting bedding. On behalf of the survivors who will receive a quilt, thank you.
I am beyond thankful for the quilting community who respond with love and compassion during catastrophes. I have never been one to ask for help. I do feel this time it is appropriate. Our entire area is devastated. I can't think of one person who has not been affected or knows someone who has had either damage or destruction to their home.