Happy Unlink Party! Please Check out ways to help instead

Thank you so much to everyone who linked up last week.  I have seen some gorgeous work, and I can’t wait to feature it.  I have decided to postpone the party and the features until next week.  I know millions of people on the East Coast are still without power, some without homes and some have lost loved ones.  I live on the opposite coast and can only imagine how devastating this hurricane has been through the pictures, stories and news reports.

This is a map from 15 hours ago of the areas affected, and where the power outages are still far and wide:

I know that in the face of disaster, life does have to go on.  We all have to get up, take care of our families, work, meet obligations etc.  I am heading to Paris Flea Market in Livermore this weekend for our sale.  Halloween is over (barely), and the whole place will be decked out for Christmas.  It is a sight to see, so stop by if you live in the Bay Area!

If you are like me, and are wondering if there is anything we can do to help hurricane victims, I am posting a list of links of places where you can donate time, goods and other things.

Thanks for your understanding, hope all of you have a safe and dry weekend.  If your power is out, I am praying that you are safe and warm and it will be back on soon.

For New York area, one of the hardest hit areas:

New York Donations

For All Other Areas affected by Hurricane Sandy:

LDS Philanthropies (takes you directly to news about help and how to donate to Hurricane Sandy Victims)

Red Cross of America Disaster Relief

Catholic Charities

 

Merci, Merci, Merci!  Thank you for taking a moment to stop by here and thank you even more if you donate.

 

 

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  1. Great post, thank you!!!

  2. I love that you changd the link up to raise awareness for people who are needing help. Praying and sending lots of loving thoughts to the people and communities affected. Thanks for reminding all of us to do our part.

  3. Thank you for doing this! Several of my friends lost their either their possessions or their home so I appreciate you doing this. :)

  4. There are a few blogger-friends I’ve been thinking about a LOT and praying for a LOT—as well as everyone in general. I hope the worst will find just as equal silver linings!
    Catherine

  5. So Sweet Karen! Your heart is so good! Great Idea!
    Hugs
    Karin

  6. Great idea!

  7. How thoughtful of you to do this. I live in NH and only lost power for 4 hours. We consider ourselves so lucky considering the losses that others have suffered. Some homes in our state are still without power.
    We did have one death in NH due to the storm. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and everyone suffering from this tragedy.

  8. Very thoughtful post Karen. So sad to see all of the devastation and what is happening today. Good thoughts are being sent their way. Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. You’re awesome Karen! The footage just seems to get worse the more they discover. Thanx for sharing and caring. Best of luck to you this weekend!! We’re off to a marriage retreat – wahoo!!

  10. Although a horrible disaster I know from experience such things seem to bring out the good in people sometimes. A couple of years ago here in Brisbane Australia we were so surprised at how well our community pulled together when we were flooded. It took 12 months for the city to get back on her feet and we are still experiencing problems.We found a lot of people who thought their insurance covered them for flood in fact weren’t covered which helped make some changes to the insurance companies long term. Cleaning up is heart breaking for those going through it,so every little bit of help will no doubt be appreciated, a cup of coffee, a casserole, cleaning products, a chat, a prayer…..everyone can do something.

    Thinking of all those affected, and those helping.

  11. Thank you for posting these links. I’m going to post them on my page also. You have a kind heart. I didn’t know this one existed until reading your post: http://www.ldsphilanthropies.org/?cid=hum-sandy-ldsorg

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