I'm not usually awake at 4 am but I just couldn't sleep. We're starting to get some wind and rain from the hurricane now - that's what woke me up. But then I couldn't stop thinking about all the photos of the devastation on the internet yesterday and thinking about what it means to evacuate whole cities. I don't think we even know at this point how bad things really are or how this will impact all of us in the coming weeks and months.
As they've done in the past when one of our own needs help, the crafty community is coming together to raise money to help. Craft Revolution has set up a shop at Etsy with handmade items donated by members of the craft community. All proceeds from the sale of these items will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund, which provides shelter, medical assistance, and hot meals to victims and rescue workers. The initial goal is to raise $1000.
If you're a crafter please consider donating items. If you're a shopper take a look at the great items listed so far and do what you can to help. You can also make a cash donation through Paypal at the info page below.