Socks for Sandy…Helping Victims of Hurrican Sandy

I want to share with you an opportunity to help others feel warm once again.

You know the feeling you get when your feet are cold and slip on a pair of warm socks? Or you can warm your hands and head while outside by wearing gloves and a hat? That feeling of warmth, of comfort, is something we take for granted. For the victims of Hurricane Sandy, it is a feeling we want to give back to them.

Laura, blogger of The Shed and member of Hometalk who lives 
in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, was fortunate that her neighborhood was spared with only minor damages. 
But just a few minutes down the road, entire areas were wiped out and just across the bay,
 families also suffered extraordinary damage just as every barrier island and shore town up
 and down New Jersey’s once-beautiful coastline has.
Laura couldn’t stop thinking about something her sister-in-law 
 (volunteering at the local hurricane shelter) told her: 
that people were walking around barefoot and just wanted a pair of socks. 
Even as donations started to pour in to the shelter, 
Laura couldn’t get the idea of warm socks out of her head. Her idea of Socks for Sandy was embraced enthusiastically with offers of help to make her idea reality.

So here we are. Our mission is a simple one. And has a super fast turn-around time too.
We want to provide socks to warm one’s feet, gloves to warm one’s hands, and winter hats to warm one’s head. 
All to warm one’s soul. Now.
You can help us gather up some warmth to share by collecting socks, gloves and winter hats, and sending them to:
Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520

Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087

Please mail by Friday, November 9, since the need is urgent.

This can be a great project to involve your kids in, 
because it all comes down to giving a bit of warmth to someone in need.

Laura will receive all packages and immediately take these to the local hurricane shelter. 
Any excess will be given to the other hurricane shelters up and down New Jersey’s coastline.
What started as an idea has blossomed into warmth. And it is simple to get involved.

Another option:

Donating directly to the Red Cross is still the fastest way 
to get your money into the hands of those who need it the most.

Thanks everyone for helping!!


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