I’ve gotten email from a number of people asking if I know
of a reputable organization that is coordinating quilt distribution to Haiti,
and to be honest, at this time, I do not. As quilters, by nature, we want to
use our skills to help, but at this stage things are so desperate and chaotic,
so many people in need of rescue, food, water, and medical attention, it’s
tough to think of anything else.
I am certain that over time, there will be a need for quilts
to comfort those who have endured such incredible, mind-boggling, inconsolable loss. But right
now, the people of Haiti need our help in more immediate, life-sustaining ways.
As soon as I am aware of massive efforts and outlets for
quilts, I will share this information on my blog. But in the meantime, CNN has
a page of reputable charities to send funds.
Our hearts and thoughts go to the people of Haiti, to those
who have lost their lives, to those still clinging to life and in need of
rescue, and to the rescuers who are working so persistently and tirelessly to
Here’s to Hope…