Saturday, June 30, 2012

Operation Safe & Sound

Hi everyone. I have a special post today. Recently, my friend and team mate from Lawnscaping challenge, Christy's home was broken into and a lot of their things were stolen and destroyed. 

What makes our community so remarkable is that we are there for each other even though we can't physically be near our friends. These "people" violated her home, the place where we are supposed to feel the most safe, where we raise our children and where we sleep in peace. Dealing with the police and insurance company has been and continues to be exhausting and frustrating for Christy and her family.

Some of us have come together to help and cheer her up. We are of course making cards for her because that's what we do, right? But ultimately, the expense of trying to get her family back on their feet will be somewhat of a strain. Imagine having to replace household items, necessities in our world all while trying to rebuild a sense of security that we all most times take for granted. 

So, we're asking for your help. We've tried to make it convenient for you to help Christy and her family. There's a PayPal button on each of our blogs. We are asking that if its your hearts desire, that you donate whatever you can to help Christy and her family regain a sense of safety and security.  NOTHING is too small. Every little bit will make all the difference. Our goal is to raise $1,000 to help cover the costs of food, lodging and replacing at least some of the items taken.

Thank you for even reading this post in its entirety.  And, here's my card:

I first stamped and heat embossed a piece of cardstock and then cut the bird using Mister Q. Then covered the bird with glimmer glaze and add the eye using black enamel. The beautiful silk ribbon is from May Arts.

If you're interested in seeing all of the cards, a full list of girls who are participating in the card drive  is available at the Lawnscaping Challenge blog & A Blog Named Hero". 

Thank you so much for your visit and thank you for joining us in our effort to help Christy. Have a blessed weekend everyone.


Christiana said...

Vera, thank you so much for this beautiful card and sweet sentiments. Your lovely birdie really lifts my spirits. I can't thank you girls enough for what you all are doing for me and my family. We feel so honored and grateful. Huge hugs and much love.

Susan F. said...

Beautiful card Vera. My heart goes out to Christiana's family.

Melissa Shea said...

I love that bird! He's so handsome standing there front and center! Thanks so much for participating in our Operation!

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