Community Giving ~ Washington, Illinois Tornado Victims

Community Giving at Fresh Lemons Quilts

Many of your undoubtedly heard about the wave of tornados that passed through Illinois and Indiana last Sunday, November 17th. My family was driving that day, from Michigan to Illinois. We spent many of those 6 hours traveling through the northern bands of those storms (very scary) while hearing about the damage occurring south of us. When we got home, the pictures we saw on tv were really devastating. I grew up in the Midwest (Ohio) and I just have a real fear of tornados.

Last week Terry of Quilt Crazie shared with me some information on how you can help the victims of Washington, Illinois, a particularly hard hit community. I encourage you to visit her website and learn how you can help by donating quilts, pillowcases and bed pillows for those that lost their homes.

I know we are a generous community and can make a real difference to those that need comfort right now. I’ve also added the link to Terry’s website to my Community Giving page – feel free to share with others who would like to help.



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    November 25, 2013

    Nice! I live in Washington. Thank God we had no damage. But the devastation is worse than any photos show. The support for those who have suffered loss is amazing. Praise God!

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    November 25, 2013

    Thanks for the info – Living in New England, it’s hard to wrap my mind around what happened out west. I’m so glad the quilting community is lending a hand!

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    November 25, 2013

    Natural disaster devastation is difficult at best, for even if people have warning, there is often little they can do prepare for the danger. When best laid plans go awry, it’s wonderful the way modern, and especially American, people step in with help, love, and encouragement.

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    November 25, 2013

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this! I live in Iowa and I count my blessings that we have not had this type of weather in quite some time. I appreciate every opportunity to help!

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    Elizabeth W.

    November 25, 2013

    Thanks for posting this. I grew up in Peoria and have been thinking of everyone in that region.

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    Irene S

    November 25, 2013

    I am proud to be a member of the quilting community as they are always there willing to help.

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    November 26, 2013

    I live just north of Peoria, about 15 miles from Washington. The storm that day was just unimaginable! All I could do all day is sit and watch the TV at what had happened so close to my home. I work for the large hospital system in Peoria, I have 100 co-workers that are homeless. Faith, thank you SO much for posting about our fellow IL families in their time of need.


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