The hurricane disaster in Texas may displace people from more than 100,000 homes for at least several weeks. They need housing, food, water, and some way to replace all the goods lost to water damage, or simply washed or blown away. Should you send replacement items? Should you send quilts?
It’s tempting, isn’t it? A quilt is a tangible item to show your concern, to offer both comfort and warmth. I’ve already seen a number of requests for quilts for Texans. I’ve also seen one of those requests in a Facebook group called a fraud, and deleted after the group moderator couldn’t affirm its legitimacy.
In the past I’ve made quilts to give post-disaster. But unless a disaster is local, I won’t do it again. Why not? Very simply, if a community is facing the scale of tragedy that Houston and other Texas cities are facing, figuring out how…
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Very sensible advice. I’d seen something like that on Facebook a few days ago. I’m not in Texas (not even in the USA) but any disasters, natural or manmade, need attention focussed on the immediate needs which is usually getting people to safety, finding them food and clean drinking water, and somewhere to live. But it’s still a lovely thought to be able to donate goods – particularly hand made ones, one made with love – later.
Agreed! Thanks for commenting.