Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Spicing things up a bit!

I was going to save this post for a bit later today.. there’s no time like the present!

I introduced you to the Earl Family.

In that post I mentioned that after Katrina hit, when many of the families in Pearlington, including them, had lost everything they were still so generous. They allowed many people from the community and volunteers who came to help, to camp on their property. They also were the central hub at Thanksgiving last year taking in and feeding volunteers who were there in their ‘dining/family room’ tent.

Angela Cole celebrating Thanksgiving ‘05 with Yvette, Brittany, Michael, and Toby Earl with neighbor. Even though the Earl family now has a FEMA camper, they still use this tent as a “family room” since the campers are too small to eat-in as a family.

This year many Pearlington residents will be having a Thanksgiving meal at the Shaw home. The Shaw family has a lot to be thankful for. After a lot of hard work, and organization The Pearlington Project Katrina Foundation was able to help them finish repairing their house and making it a home again. A home where five generations of their family has lived.. and now can continue to live in.

Let’s continue this vein of success! One home rebuilt! Four more need to be done! Together we can do this! Please go to The Pearlington Project Katrina Foundation website and make a donation online, or you can send it in the mail as well!

Now for the spicy part!

I am offering a little prize to make things a little more interesting.*** I offer this:

Yes. I know. This little booklet is a hot item! You can’t get them anymore. So just like those fundraisers on the radio for your favourite NPR station (yeah I know you love NPR!) I offer it up for a prize drawing. If you go to the Pearlington Project Katrina Foundation site, and make a donationeither online or by snail mail. Email me..Put Purls of Hope in the subject line. Tell me you made a donation, and if you like, tell me how much it was. (I want to keep track) and I will throw your email in a special inbox to be thrown in a hat to have a chance of winning the original spectacular Unusual Toys for You to Knit and Enjoy booklet by Jess Hutchinson!

So wing those emails to me!

For my loom knitting friends I will offer a signed copy of my book Learn to Knit on Circle Looms. (Please put Purls of Hope-loom in the subject line!)

And who knows what else I might dig out of the stash.. we shall see!

I will throw all the names in a hat at the end of the month and pull one out on Dec. 1!!

***Let me say this. I am doing this of my own volition, The Pearlington Project does not endorse and is not involved nor should they be construed to be involved in this little prize drawing! If you have any questions or concerns regarding this please direct them to me..


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