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Helping Haiti

Knitters and crocheters want to know, what can we do to help the people of Haiti in the aftermath of the recent devastating earthquake? Initially money is needed so that water and fresh food can be purchased for the people of Haiti. Many of us don't have money but we do have yarn and willing hands and hearts. So we can be part of the second responders. Be cautious when donating monies. Be certain the charity is legitimate like the Red Cross.

haiti aid

Photo courtesy of routers/alertnet.org/


Readers have asked me how knitters and crocheters can help Haiti so I have been searching for links to places who are offering help to the victims of the recent earthquake.

ADDED: 1-22-2010

  God's Littlest Angels - Click here to help them with relief efforts.... helping orphange in Haiti

heart Warming Families is helping an orphanage in Haiti through the LOVE A CHILD charity - the handmade needs include washcloths, bears, dolls, socks, booties, bibs, baby hats and more. Click on the Warming Families link to find out more and for mailing address.


If you are a member of Ravelry.com, there are a couple of groups there helping. This is the one I joined to knit/crochet blanket squares:
Hugs for Haiti is collecting blanket squares, knit or crocheted, any size or color.
These blankets will be distributed through WORLD CARE


heart I see on World Care's list of needs they are also asking for washcloths (6"-10" are a good size) which we could make, and finished blankets blankets: (36" x 45") or twin sized quilts would help comfort many.

World Care
3538 East Ellington Place
Tucson, AZ 85713

In memo line put: Tools for ER or Haiti Relief

 

heart The Humanitarian Centers of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are calling for:

Take these to your local LDS Humanitarian center/DI or mail them to:

Latter-day Saint Humanitarian Center
1665 Bennett Rd
Salt Lake City, UT 84104

Washcloth to make for Haiti or any Humanitarian Aid cause
Copyright 2010 Beverly A. Qualheim

cloth

Size approx. 6.5" square

Size H crochet hook and 1 oz cotton yarn

Chain 25

Row 1: 3 DC in 3rd ch from hook; *(skip 1 ch, sc in next, skip 1 ch, 3 dc (shell made) in next); repeat from * across row. End with 3 dc in last chain, ch 3, turn.

Row 2: 2 dc in ase of chain 3 (shell), sc in 2nd dc (middle of shell), skip 1 st, 3 dc in sc, sk 1, sc in middle st of shell; repeat across. Last st is sc in middle of shell. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Sc in middle dc of shell, skip 1 st, 3 dc in sc, sk 1, sc in middle st of shell; repeat across, ending with 3 dc. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 2 and 3 for 15 rows. End off and weave in yarn tails.

News Articles and Places to help


Donate funds for Haiti via LDS Church

LDS News- how is the Church helping Haiti

ClintonBushHaitiFund.org

The Red Cross 

UNICEF

Save The Children





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