Sunday, November 4, 2012

Socks For Sandy

Back in February 2006 when I was 8 and a half months pregnant with my first baby we had a pretty major ice storm here in the Adirondacks.  I remember coming home from work thinking "Crap, the power is out. But, it will be back on soon." And then I took a nap.

Five or six days later the power finally came back on. During that week we stayed in a hotel for 2 nights, came home, borrowed a generator, gave it back, then had to go buy our own. I worried about the baby and I couldn't get warm and we just wanted everything to be normal again.

Everyone is aware of the devastation that the East Coast is going through right now.  I could cry thinking about the people who have lost everything.

No warm blankets.
No comfy couches.
No scrapbooks or beloved stuff animals to snuggle.

I get it. And I didn't lose my house. 6 years later, it is just a bad memory. What happened last week is heart breaking though. I don't know about you, but I have an overwhelming feeling of needing to help. You can too.

Laura (one of my bloggy friends) over at The Shed has found a need and is doing her part.

Socks for Sandy is her project.

She is collecting socks, hats, and mittens until November 9th to take to local shelters in New Jersey. 

Go here for the address to send men's, women's, or children's size socks (or hats or mittens). Even if it is one pair.  It will be one more pair that someone will have so they can get warm.

I'll be sending a package this week. Thanks so much for your help too!



  1. Thank you so much Trina for sharing this with your readers! I can't imagine how uncomfortable you were back in 2006 when you lost power. I hope the feeling of warmth that everyone sends in will come back to each person ten-fold!

    1. Well,that un-comfortableness (is that a word?), was temporary. This devastation is going to take a bit longer to recover from. I hope that this project is a huge success!


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