Socks for Sandy {please share}

Socks for Sandy is the brainchild of Laura, a blogger located in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey. (Read here storm story here.) In short, her neighborhood was spared, but just minutes from her home entire communities were wiped out including Mystic Island, Osborne Island, and Tuckerton Beach. She volunteered at a local shelter set up in a middle school and saw the dire need for socks with her own eyes. The temperatures dropped (and is still dropping) after Sandy subsided, and people are left walking barefoot in pop up shelters. Putting socks on cold feet signifies warmth and comfort, and we want to bring a small bit of goodness to what will be a long and difficult road to recovery in many parts of the northeast. Bloggers in the hometalk community are coming together to bring Socks to Sandy:

Hurricane Sandy

 

I’m sure you’ve seen pictures of Sandy’s aftermath on the news up and down the East Coast in Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. According to this site, 17 million people were affected by Sandy, 8 million were without power, 100,000 have been displaced from their home and 109 have died.  These 2 pictures were taken one week apart in the same spot at A1A and 14th, here in Fort Lauderdale. For me, these pictures put Sandy in perspective considering it was smaller when it passed FL and it really didn’t even “hit” us. The storm + full moon caused significant damage even here in FL.

the new jersey shore

 

My best friend and Andy’s little brother live in Manhattan where they were without power for one week and still do not have  hot water. Just last night, gas was stolen out of my friend’s car parked in her building in TriBeca. A beloved summer community on Long Island where I’ve enjoyed many days crabbing, clamming, and frolicking in the sunshine was devastated.  The bungalows were underwater, and are uninhabitable. The destruction is heart breaking.

Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy

 

Here’s a video made by bike riders that shows downtown Manhattan in the midst of Sandy. Yikes.

Tragedy can strike at any moment. It’s super scary. Let’s help bring a little warmth and comfort to those affected by Sandy. Send socks, gloves, and hats to:

Socks for Sandy
P.O. Box 520
Little Egg Harbor, NJ  08087
Another way to help:
Hurricane Sandy
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. Lets help make a difference! Please help share Socks for Sandy info with your friends and family! Here’s another festive Socks for Sandy button you are welcome to share:

I’m sending out my package today, and I hope you will too!
Hurricane Sandy
*UPDATE: Socks for Sandy now has it’s own blog, facebook, and twitter that you can check for the latest updates. The need is still high, and Socks for Sandy is still accepting basic supplies. Socks for Sandy will reassess the situation in January 2013. Here is the list of the most needed items:
  • New packages of underwear - all sizes from toddlers to adults
  • New packages of sports bras – all sizes
  • New packages of socks – yes, there is still a need for all types of socks, in all sizes for all ages
  • New packages of thermal underwear - all sizes from kids to adults
  • New packages of children’s pajamas – from toddlers on up
  • New sweatpants for adults - preferably in neutral colors (black, grey, navy) that could be worn by women or men

Comments

  1. This is such an amazing idea.. I am going to go get some and send them out too! Pay it forward and help those who are effected.. such a simple thing that everyone takes for granted. But needed especially since the weather and temp is dropping! Thank you for sharing!

  2. Can we send slippers also?

  3. Mary Collier says:

    I had 2 pair of Lorpen Trekking Italian Wool Socks sent to your PO box. I hope they help keep someone warm.l

  4. What a nice thing to do ! I saw your information on knitting paradise= I’m a member.
    I have mittens left in my knitting . Given most of my stuff away. Will send them out today.

    Bless you , Brenda

  5. Our school’s SGA would like to help, but we can’t collect and get it out by tomorrow. Will you still be collecting if we get a package out around the 19th?

  6. What a great thing you are doing Jamie, I will send a donation too. Thanks for sharing this info or I would have never known that this was going on. Have an amazing day : )

    • Jamie Dorobek says:

      It wasn’t my idea! But, I’m helping promote it :) I know you have fam up there too… I hope everyone is safe and warm in your neck of the woods!

  7. The deadline of November 9th has passed, but I’m looking for ways to encourage my children to GIVE this Holiday Season. Are they still collecting socks, or is there something else that would be more appreciated?

    Thank you.

    • Jamie Dorobek says:

      Socks for Sandy has decided to continue accepting donations! I just updated the post with all the info :) Thank you for asking!

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