Monday, June 25, 2012

Operation Wood Hollow

Well it turns out we weren't needed to help any evacuees with housing or food.  They all had family or friends they could go to.  The last report we have is that the fire is now 39,000 acres, over 300 homes have been evacuated, and 29 homes have burned.  One of those homes belong to some dear friends of ours, Dave and Janice Taylor.  This is a picture of what is left of their home.

Dave is our city planner.  I worked countless hours with him when I was on the city council.  He and his wife were helping others evacuate to safety so they weren't able to get anything out of their own home.  All they have now are the clothes on their backs.

That's why I was up most of the night sewing.  I can't even begin to imagine the heartache they are feeling right now with having lost everything!  I decided the only way I can help them start to rebuild their lives is by giving them a quilt.  I know it's a little warm right now for a quilt, but it's the only way I know of to show them how much I love them and care about what they are going through right now.  So so sad.

While I was sewing I had a lot of time to think.  I know this may sound crazy, but I'm going to try I'm going to get 29 quilts for these families who have lost everything!  Will you help me???  I'm going to call this "Operation Wood Hollow" (that's the name of the fire)!  If there are any "Quilty Friends" out there who would be willing to donate fabric, extra quilt blocks, quilt tops, or completed quilts, I would LOVE it if you would be willing to help!  Maybe this is too much to ask . . . I don't even personally know you . . . but if you'd like to join with me in this cause I would be forever grateful!  What do you think???

Please let me know if you'd like to make any kind of a donation - no matter how big or small - it would all be appreciated so much!  If you would be willing to share this on your blogs or with your quilt groups that would be AWESOME!!!  Please help me spread the word about "Operation Wood Hollow!"  I know this can be done!!!  =D