Sunday, September 04, 2005

More Hurricane Katrina Blanket Info

First, I wanted to let you know how the call for blankets for those affected by Katrina is happening. The great folks at National (http://www.projectlinus.org/) are asking local coordinators to only respond to specific requests (like "we need 50 blankets in X shelter or town). These requests are funneled to National and then the specific request is sent on to the chapter coordinators. This ensures that we make and send ONLY what is needed, and to not clog the logistical pipeline with uneeded goods.

Project Linus is ONLY responding with blankets. If you are trying to donate other goods, please contact your local Red Cross or other relief organizations.

Second, if you are reading this and do not live in the greater San Jose, California area, and want to make a blanket, go to the national page and seek the chapter nearest you. That coordinator can help you figures out what is being asked in your area.

Finally, if you are planning or are making fleece blankets as specified in the last post and you have not been in touch with one of our members personally, please post a comment here with your email address and someone will let you know how to get your blankets to us.

There are many, many kids who have nothing. Certainly nothing cuddly and comforting. We'll help change that.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Shirley Karabian said...

I am making 6 single layer fleece blankets (2 done and all will be completed by week's end), and have finished 2 knitted baby blankets (lightweight and soft). Have not yet contacted substitute coordinators, but will do so. Shirley K 408-267-8298, skarabian@apple.com

7:03 PM  
Anonymous "Aunt Liz" said...

I've started another ripple baby blanket white with red borders. Using larger needles to make a lighter knit.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

What is deadline for excepting Linus blankets for Katrina evacuees?
Do fleece blankets need to be knotted on all sides? (Maybe unnecessary use of time and makes the size of blanket to small for larger people.)
Call Jean Reeves 919-542-3891.

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