Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Help for Joplin

I grew up in a few different places.

I lived in Omaha until I was 11.

Then we moved to Kansas until I was 16.

Then we moved to Utah.

From 11 to 16 I lived in Coffeyville, Kansas.  I think you will all agree that those are some pretty formative years.  I am still friends with many of the kids I went to Jr. High and High School with there.

It is a very small town, so for shopping we went to Bartlesville or Tulsa, Oklahoma or Joplin, Missouri.

Photo from – This is the regional Medical Center

I have spent a lot of time in Joplin.  My brother and sister-in-law lived in Pittsburg, KS, 30 minutes from there and 5 of their 8 children were born in Joplin.

My other brother and his wife live in Pittsburg now.

When I heard about the tornado that hit Joplin, my heart just sunk.  I know this town.  I know people that live near there.  My Mom called my brother right away, and I got online to see what the damage was and what was going on.

Photo: Mike Ransdell/Kansas City Star from The Chicago Tribune
My brother and his wife go over every day now to help with the clean-up effort.  But what can I do besides pray?

My friend, Melissa from Peanut Butter in my Hair, contacted me to let me know about an auction happening with Bigger Picture Blogs to help raise money for the relief effort.

Of course I jumped in and am donating a sling.

Below are a list of items being auctioned and the time they will be auctioned.  The auction will close on Friday, May 27 at 7 pm.

Payments will be made as a direct donation to The Salvation Army  listing the specific use as JOPLIN RELIEF. Your emailed receipt from The Salvation Army is your claim ticket to your prize. All receipts should be emailed to BPB4Joplin (at) gmail (dot) com within the 24 hour time frame to  claim your prize.

I am so glad to be participating in this event and pray that we can do something to help those whose lives have been touched by this terrible disaster.

Wednesday May 25
Assorted Watercolor Note Cards from Cards Direct ($40 value)
9am Art of Doing Nothing Poster from Tammy Lee Bradley ($28)
10am Gussy Sews Shop Credit ($25)
11am Thai Silk Pillow Covers from Jaime Shaw ($40)
12noon Hand Knit Market Tote from A Soft Landing ($35)
1pm Secret Hope Necklace from Create Beauty Daily ($38)
2pm Busy Body Book Bundle from Busy Body Books ($40)
3pm Handmade Ring Sling from Prairie Mama ($75)
4pm {So} Sack from {So} Sartina ($29)
5pm $100 Sweet Deal Credit from Mamapedia ($100)
6pm Pair of Spring/Summer Shoes from Hotter Comfort Concept Shoes ($100-140)

Thursday May 26
8am Strength and Hope Necklace from Shining Stones ($20)
9am $25 Stonyfield Organic Product & Cookbook ($43)
10am Fractured Glass Print from Tammy Lee Bradley ($25)
11am DaySpring Collection ($40)
12noon Monster Softie from Samster Mommy ($35)
1pm Vintage Fabric Fat Quarters from Sew Lovely Designs ($20)
2pm Love Print from Beth Fletcher Photography and June Afternoons ($25)
3pm Flutter Sleeve Ruffle Peasant Dress from Smashed Peas and Carrots ($36)
4pm Camera Strap Cover from Eclectic Whatnot ($38.50)
5pm $50 Gift Certificate from The Vintage Pearl ($50)
6pm Logo Design from NW Designs ($100)
7pm Ultimate Fan Pack from Discovery Channel ($200)

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