Stitches for America
Tornadoes in Missouri, flooding on the Mississippi River, hurricanes on the Gulf
Coast, the Groundhog's Day Blizzard, these are just a few of the emergencies that
occured just this year. These disasters affect all of us, even in Texas.
Some of our relatives lost their homes in Joplin, others friends and relatives got
flooded out. The Superbowl ice-in in Arlington caught us totally unawares, but we
recovered by preparing just in time for the tornadoes in Arkansas, Oklahoma and
Texas. The extreme drought has also caused serious fire issues to our families living
in other parts of Texas. We lost 148,000 acres of Possum Kingdom camping and
park land and 166 homes in that wildfire. Marfa, this last April got the award for
the biggest wildfire so far in Texas history. The Rockhouse Fire burned 313,000
acres and burned down 41 homes. (There's no record of how many UFO's got
shipwrecked). Schwarz, near Greune, lost 84,000 acres. San Angelo's Tom Green
County lost 159,308 acres. Even Austin had 21 houses fried. Basically this Spring
and Summer, our cars all look like they've been parked next to Mt. St. Helens.
Anyway, doesn't it always feel like we can only reactively respond to these
emergencies. Wouldn't it be nice to already have supplies on hand for when the
next natural disaster hits our neighbors?
That is what Stitches for America is all about. Started July 2011, selected Yarn
Stores around the USA will collect supplies and knitted goods for families in
pre-need. At Yarn Heaven, we are collecting hats, scarves, mittens, gloves,
slippers and socks for adult woman (the part of the family that usually carries the
burdens in disasters, but who often get neglected in favor of providing for the
Please join us in giving a devastated family a little bit of home comfort to give them
warmth and hope. Grab one of the free patterns we are offering below, or one of
your own and start knitting for the next emergency. Drop off your special projects
at Yarn Heaven in Arlington.
Thank you for everything. Your altruism keeps us motivated.
My Name is Stitches and I approve this ad.