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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary

I know everyone has seen pictures, and read articles about the horrific killings a few days ago at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut.  It's horrible, it's frighten and everyone is at a loss as to why these things keep happening.  So many families affected.  Not just the families of those who lost loved ones, but everyone in that school, everyone in that community, that state, and across The United States.  The grief and despair doesn't stop there.  It's felt globally by parents everywhere, by educators, students.  

There really is nothing one can say or do, to erase the nightmare or bring back those lost.  Perhaps though, there is something we can do to express our concern and sadness and support for these families.  Our good friend, Marie Anne has started a Facebook group, titled Hands, Hearts and Hugs.

Her plan is to make comfort afghans for each of those families that suffered the loss of a loved one from donated squares.  She's asking for help:
  1. People to knit or crochet squares
  2. People to help assemble the afghans
  3. People to help with the cost of postage
  4. People to help with spreading the word
Though those who've sent squares have done so with the idea they would be assembled and donated to those in need through Homeless Families Foundation, I think it is most appropriate that we also help those in need in Newtown, Connecticut.  I'll be getting a ghan assembled and off to Annemarie as soon as possible.

AND since I currently am not accepting squares (as I have plenty on hand), anyone wishing to help by making squares....please check out the Facebook page for details and send your squares to Annemarie.

We will continue to collect squares and assemble afghans here on Bridge and Beyond for those families leaving shelter living and moving into their homes as Project Welcome Home is on going.  I will put out a call again, down the road for squares as my quantities here diminish after assembling more afghans. 

All donations regardless of size and number are valued. All donations are appreciated, and all donations keep someone warm. We help, one stitch at a time. YOU truly DO make a difference. THANK YOU!

4 comments:

marj from minnesota said...

what a sweet and caring idea annemarie. i was broken hearted as we all were when i heard the news, i am not on facebook, but if you could use my help in anyway please let me know. prayers.

Sandy said...

Marjorie, I can tell you she wants 6 inch squares and cheery colors.

Marie Anne said...

Thanks for posting this, Sandy. I've established an email address just for this project too. You can find that information in this article:

http://www.examiner.com/article/hands-and-hearts-get-busy-making-hugs-for-sandy-hook

(didn't post email here since some are harvested for nefarious purposes)

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