Tuesday, July 06, 2010
A few months ago, I received a solicitation in the mail for a magazine subscription in the form of a fund-raiser for my nephew in Washington. A sucker for Giving Kids Money, I browsed the magazine choices. Darin suggested, "What about TIME magazine?" I shrugged, agreed, and mailed off the check. (WHAT?! I still write checks, it makes me feel like a grownup.)
A while later, my 11-year-old daughter picked up one of the copies of TIME and read the cover story, which is about Tent Cities in Haiti. She asked if everyone has to live in a tent after an earthquake. We told her that some people have to live in cardboard, they don't even have a tent.
The wheels in her head, they began to turn, and what she has come up with is a wee project called Dwellings For The Displaced.
During the month of July, 2010, li'l ~j. is collecting tents and tarps -- new or used -- to be donated to those in need. Initially she specifically had those in Haiti in mind, but recently learned that there is a Tent City in the Salt Lake area, so she will allot some for locals as well.
This project is only going on for the month of July, and there are various drop-off points along the Wasatch Front. Please see the Dwellings For The Displaced blog for more information, and don't forget to follow @TentsandTarps on twitter. And you could become a facebook fan. And you could ask me questions here (because I help her with the online stuff).
Please spread the word. Thank you.
Posted by ~j. at 12:34 AM