Monday, May 23, 2011

Helping Joplin


When I checked the news this morning, I was shocked by the latest weather disaster in the US.  Joplin, Missouri was devastated by a Tornado, reports say the storm split the city in two leaving thousands injured and homeless with over 100 dead.  Later in the day I learned that my talented blogging friend Sarah calls Joplin home.  Luckily she and her immediately family and home were safe, but the same can't be said for her extended family, friends and neighbors.

Proving that the internet is full of generous and amazing people, I discovered the group at Bigger Picture Blogs (of which Sarah is a member) is already putting together an auction to raise money for the Salvation Army to help the residents of Joplin.

I'm planning on donating some silk pillow covers I bought in Thailand last year and am planning to help support the auction by bidding.  If you are interested in participating, get more information here.

My thoughts and prayers go out to Sarah and everyone impacted by this storm and the others that have caused havoc around the world.

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9 comments:

Lisa RedWillow said...

My Prayers and Hope with with all that have lost loved ones and homes.
In Alberta where I live thousands were evacuated last week to shelters with in miles of me because of wildfires. They have no home . More and more have to leave that area. So many gave , still give and give to the Red Cross to help all these people who will not have a home to go too. Life is so hard sometime for so many never mind the one affected by all of this.
Glad your friend Sarah is fine.
Lisa xo

i.ikeda said...

Thank you for the post. I'll be checking out the auction to help out as well. I can't do anything to donate for auctioning, but I can certainly bid for one or two items.

What insane couple of years it has been in terms of natural disasters. It seems mother Nature is venting her frustration at our abuses. I mean, think about how many large earthquakes, tsunamis, and storms we've had since 2004 (Indian ocean tsunami, Katrina, earthquake in China, floods in Pakistan and Australia, earthquake in Chile and Haiti, earthquake and tsunami in Japan, just to name the ones I can remember....)

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Joplin

tinajo said...

I´m very sad to hear this - so tragic. :-(

justine said...

this is so sad.

Anna said...

The unstable weather seems to go on and on. We had tornadoes in MN and WI, also. A storm and tornado just south of our town was a bit unsettling! Nice of you to make folks aware of relief efforts :)

Lesley said...

This is a tragedy.Thanks for highlighting it.

Rosie said...

Thanks for the link! Isn't that just terrible? I saw the pictures in the news - what a horrible destruction!

Hyacynth said...

Jamie, thank you for your donation and your post! So helpful. :)

Carrie @ Hazardous Design said...

Such tragic news. Thanks for providing information on the auction.

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