First came the horrible wildfires in the eastern part of Washington recently especially bad was the Carlton fire. Now, as our state is beginning to turn the corner from summer to fall, as predicted the rain is falling and falling hard in this area and with the rain after the fires has come flooding and now mudslides.
Our governor has had to file an appeal with FEMA and President Obama because they so far are refusing any aide to this area that has been so devastated and the quilt shelves here at Layers of Hope Quilting 911 sadly have few quilts left.
We have 133 quilts and of those 70 are infant sized leaving us with 63 quilts of which are adult and lap sized, we are in desperate need for adult sized quilts in unisex colors and we need them ASAP.
We were blessed to have someone volunteer to deliver this coming week, however, how can we send just a few? Who would we chose to receiving them and how would those feel who get left out?
So many of you were amazing and reached out during the Oso landslide and we gathered 500 quilts of which over 300 were delivered to the areas of Arlington, Oso and Darrington.
The 133 we have on hand were those left over when we were told our commitment to this area was completed. So back into the closets and we wait to pass them out to those in need in other areas.
Today, I have completed 10 handwritten notes to quilters who have supported us in the past. I am asking all of you, please, if you cannot send a quilt at this time, just grab our button on the sidebar and pass it around to quilters, knitters and crocheters that you know, help me get the word out.
I am one person, together, we are many!!
Jean Kester 18740 Ivan Street SW Rochester, WA 98579