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    The Guild President

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    The crafty quilter has listed ways we can help the recent hurricane victims through our quilts. Here is the link. Please read the comments too. Some of the readers have added info.

    http://thecraftyquilter.com/2017/09/...rts-good-news/

    We live in Florida and we were lucky. All we lost was power. I know the folks south of us were not all so lucky. Nor the people affected by Harvey.

    I'd like to say a big thank you to all of the people who have come from around the country to help get those of us in Florida get our power back and get us cleaned up. These folks have come to a place that is hot, humid, no a/c available and are facing the danger of the aftermath (downed power lines, etc.) They have have left the comfort of their homes and their families to help families here. Thank you!!

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    Glad you and your family are safe. Very generous that one of the links to thecraftyquilter is offering 6 fat quarters in exchange for donation of quilts size 50 x 60 or larger.

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    Cool Breeze Quilter,
    I echo your post. Police escorted caravans of power trucks, fuel tankers,and trucks carrying National Guardsmen, have all passed by my house last few days. It is an impressive and welcome sight. Kathy

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    Thank you kgirlmom. Isn't that very generous about the fat quarters!

    mischiefkat, what a sight that must have been to see. I imagine your area is worse off than where we are. I hope your area is cleaned up soon and all power is back soon. We just got our power back yesterday. I will continue to keep everyone affected by these storms in my prayers.

    We evacuated to a shelter for the storm. I didn't want to but felt it was safer for us. I thought it was going to be depressing. It was an experience filled with compassion and love from everyone at the shelter. Everyone was looking out for everyone. Everyone pulled together to help. Things like this bring out the best and the worst (looters, etc.) in people.

    The National Guard was there and I can't say enough good things about these brave men and women.

    To help my mind stay on more constructive things while the storm hadn't arrived yet I went over to the animal shelter section of the shelter to help out. I can't begin to describe what a fabulous job they did helping the animals. It was busy, it was sad, it was scary but again everyone came together to help the animals and the pet owners. The animals were kept in a separate area from the people. This was hard for both owners and their pets but it was beautiful to see how much they loved each other.

    There were people who abandoned their pets at the shelters here as they left the state. The shelter near us was already above capacity. Now they are waiving fees completely to get these animals adopted. They need volunteers to help at the animal shelter and people who can foster to free up space at the shelter.

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    Cool Breeze Quilter, glad you and yours were all ok., and you've got power etc.
    We had very minimal issues at our place power, water etc are back on. During the storm, we sheltered at our DD's as we have a mobile and she a solid block house. She and her DH had to work,so we were there with her boys. H er house has a very wide, roof covered veranda around it. We actually sat inside the open front door and watched the storm.
    I have not been out very much,but what I have seen not much damage were I am. South of us in Lee County and all the way to the Keys is just mass destruction and flooding. Going to be a long recovery. Kathy

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