Me? I would pack up myself, Karl and the cat and drive like crazy to get out of the way. What would I try to save…………nothing!
The folks along the banks of the Bow River in Alberta have just experienced this. They got out with nothing but the shirts on their backs. Its time for us to step up to the plate.
I’ve spoken to Linda at Patchwork Fabrics in Slave Lake……the same girl we sent our quilts to after their devastating fire. After a long chat I suggested that the easterners could send a quilt if they desired, but pillowcases would be so welcome.
All the towns and villages along the banks of the Bow have been affected. Linda has decided that our donations will be going to High River. This town on the banks of the Bow
If you knit, or crochet we’ll send your articles out too. Hats, mitts, slippers…….everything will be welcome.
The drop off point is the Quilters Garden Patch at 77 Bronte Road, in Oakville….just south of the Lakeshore on the east side. Not only can you drop off, but you can take in their BIG sale from July 18th to the 20th.
Pass the word along. No stitch and chat groups are meeting right now and the same for guilds. The folks need our help, they so desperately need our help. As the mayor of the Town said...."the disaster that befell High River last week when raging floodwaters swamped the community, forcing the evacuation of 13,000 residents, is on a par with the wildfires that destroyed one-third of the northern Alberta community of Slave Lake in the spring of 2011."
If you don’t live in the area and would love to take part, you can mail your contribution to:
204 4 Ave NW SS 1,
Slave Lake, AB
I have been in contact with someone and they will ship whatever we can gather together. I was told on the phone...........'no problem.' Deliver it to our warehouse and we'll pack it up and send it out.