Tuesday, October 04, 2005
About a week after Hurricane Katrina, I blogged about my frustration at not being able to send tangible things and my plan to leaflet my neighborhood to collect donations for evacuees. I told folks that I would collect toiletries, kids' books & toys, and clothing until September 24, and send them off.
My neighbors' generosity overwhelmed me--we ended up sending 17 boxes of donations to the Gulf Coast. In addition to that, one of the times that I went to the post office to ship donations, a total stranger noticed what I was doing and insisted on giving me $20 to help cover the cost of shipping. I couldn't help myself--I cried right there. I'm really happy that we did this, and I'm also glad that it's done. (As is landisdad, who wasn't all that happy about the stacks of boxes in our living room.)
• Posted By landismom @ 10/04/2005 05:07:00 PM • • •