Sunday, September 04, 2005

Quilters Comfort Americas and local quilt effortsPt 2

This is the twin size quilt for the Katrina Victims with Charley guarding it from the kitties who love quilts almost as much as he does...the top photo shows where I quilted it with the words Hope, Charity and Love...a sentiment I know we are all thinking of alot these days...

Please scroll down three posts for the details on Quilters Comfort America-how you and your guild can be involved!

These are the three throw sized quilts that are finished for Quilters Comfort America for the Katrina evacuees in Houston. The biggest is still upstairs waiting for the last edge to be quilted and bound....todays finished project...

BYTW I call the middle quilt my hoffman challenge quilt...the front is one hoffman challnege fabric and the back is this years hoffman challenge fabric!! LOL


I recieved a post from a small (FIVE!!) group of quilters in Florida that had sent $1000 to the matching funds for the American Red Cross that International Quilt Festival is sponsoring.

Quilters of SC, the state guild, is donating all the profits from the silent auction this year to the American Red Cross plus $2000 of the guilds funds. They are also spear heading the quilt donation drive for SC evacuees. Yes evacuees are here with us. Contact me if you want more details or want to donate a quilt or money.

There are also evacuees in Augusta GA and Project Linus has already donated ten quilts to the children of the evacuees.

Saturday at our tenth guild anniversary meeting our guild will be making more quilts for Katrina evacuees.

The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation

Gov. Kathleen Blanco has announced the formation of a nonprofit organization devoted to soliciting money worldwide to provide relief to victims of Hurricane Katrina.
The Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation will be a 501(c) 3 group under the federal tax code, letting donors take a charitable tax deduction.
The money will be used for education, job assistance, housing, medical needs and other purposes to help disaster victims return to productive lives.
The governor will appoint a foundation board with members from around the nation. Former Presidents Bill Clinton and George Bush will help lead the fund-raising effort, just as they did for relief after the tsunami that struck Southeast Asia in December.

The address of the foundation is P.O. Box 94095, Baton Rouge, LA, 70804. Money also can be donated by credit card on the Internet at

Another place to check to volunteer locally - yes we have evacuees in Augusta GA!- is the newspaper. There was a big long list yesterday in the Augusta Chronicle

The following are links to people who are helping the evacuees in Atlanta but I am sure there are similar groups in your local area.

Jewish Family and Children's Services
Irina Nikishin
4549 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd,
Atlanta, GA 30338

Lutheran Ministries of Georgia
Elena Sharapan
756 West Peachtree Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30308
Fax: 404/875-9258

USCCB/Migration & Refugee Services
Ms. Tanya Zeiliger
680 West Peachtree Street, N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30308-1931
Fax: 404/885-7281

World Relief Atlanta
Barbara Cocchi
655 Village Square Drive
Stone Mountain, GA 30083

Christian Council of Metro Atlanta, Inc.
Sandra Mullins
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 205D
Decatur, GA 30032
404/622-2235, Fax: 404-622-3321

Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta Sandra Mullins
4151 Memorial Drive, Suite 205 D
Decatur, GA 30032
Fax: 404/622-3321

International Rescue Committee
Ellen Beattie
4151 Memorial Dr., Suite 201-C
Decatur, GA 20032
Fax: 404/292-5325

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