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Socks for Sandy: Helping Sandy's Victims

Our neighborhood survived Hurricane Sandy. But that's not what this post is about.Instead, I'd like to focus on those people who survived with only the clothes on their backs. Literally.
Just down the road from our little neighborhood of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey, the need is great. Many homes are gone, flooded, wiped out, total losses.
One of my sis-in-laws went to volunteer at the local Hurricane Shelter set up at the middle school. She spread the word about what items people needed, including socks. I went over there that same night with clothes and socks to donate.
I couldn't get the socks thing out of my head. People needed socks. People were walking around barefoot. But it was more than that, this sort-of obsession about socks. Putting socks on cold feet signifies warmth and comfort - a small bit of goodness during what will be a long and difficult road. It bothered me all night. And thus, Socks for Sandy was born.
You can help us gather up some warmth to share by collecting socks, gloves and winter hats - for men, women and children of all ages - and sending them to:
Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ 08087
Please mail by Friday, November 9, since the need is urgent.
I will receive all packages and immediately take these to the local hurricane shelter for distribution. Any excess will be given to the other hurricane shelters up and down New Jersey's coastline.
Another option:Donating directly to the Red Cross is still the fastest way to get your money into the hands of those who need it the most.
I want to thank my friends from all over who are making Socks for Sandy a reality.And I want to thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your help.~Laura
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To see more: http://petscribbles.blogspot.com/2012/11/socks-for-sandy-helping-sandys-victims.html

Got a question about this project?

  • Laura, Pet Scribbles
    Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
    on Nov 16, 2012

    Hi everyone, The landlord for the location of the supply center (as well as the food center) for the Hurricane Sandy victims in our area would like everyone to move out - very disappointing. It looks like the local Community Center -- which was flooded out and under water from the storm -- might be cleaned up by this coming Sunday. If so, the supply center will move into part of the Community Center, which is in the Mystic Island part of Little Egg Harbor. Fingers and paws crossed that this happens, so we can keep providing food and essentials like socks to those who lost everything to Hurricane Sandy.

  • 360 Sod (Donna Dixson)
    360 Sod (Donna Dixson) Buford, GA
    on Nov 17, 2012

    will keep them crossed Laura, let us know

  • Laura, Pet Scribbles
    Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
    on Nov 17, 2012

    The newest update on Socks for Sandy: http://petscribbles.blogspot.com/2012/11/socks-for-sandy-essentials-needed-for.html I was naive in thinking we were all set... The needs are even greater than I fully realized.

  • Laura, Pet Scribbles
    Laura, Pet Scribbles Little Egg Harbor, NJ
    on Dec 7, 2012

    For those still following this thread, I thought i'd share the latest update, which is now on the Socks for Sandy blog that I started, just to keep all of the latest info in one easy place. :) Here's the link: http://socksforsandy.blogspot.com/2012/12/socks-for-sandy-need-is-still-urgent-in.html

  • Nancy
    Nancy Bethel, OH
    on Apr 26, 2016

    This is pretty misleading since it's from 4 years ago. What gives?

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