Posted By Jennifer McBride on May 16, 2011
Here is another way to help the Lee and Crawford families who lost so much in the Alabama tornadoes:
If you are an avid sewing enthusiast, perhaps you have a “stash” of fabric (like all us fabric-a-holics) and can donate one yard or several. Or perhaps you have some extra sewing supplies (binding, buttons, pins, etc.) on hand that you don’t plan to use in the near future. Maybe you love to sew and would just like to create an item (or two!) of clothing for the children in these families. Or perhaps you’d like to pitch in with funds to help replace each family’s sewing machine. There are lots of ways you can help in this effort, whether monetarily or with physical items donated to the “stash” for the Lees and Crawfords.
The light bulb went on in my head immediately, as both the Crawford and Lee ladies love to sew and produced many of the things their families wore or used around the home. So we began to swap ideas about how we could pitch in to rebuild those sewing rooms. With the loss of really important, “big ticket” items like homes and vehicles, sewing machines, patterns, fabric, and other supplies would naturally be pushed to the bottom of the list of priorities. So we decided to start an online “sewing bee” of sorts to fill this need.
Click over to LAF for more details on how you can help!