When I received an e-mail from Julie Anderson (Having Fun Quilting) with a request for help, I felt prompted to do my part.
I have not met or communicated with Julie before today, but her e-mail and story captured my heart.
Julie lives in the small town of Fairview, Utah, population around 1,200.
Today the entire town was evacuated because of the Wood Hollow fire raging nearby.
As of yesterday, 29 homes have burned to the ground.
Julie asked that I pass this information on to you:
I have decided one way I can help the 29 families who have lost their homes is by giving them a quilt! Unfortunately, I can’t do this on my own. That’s why I’m coming to you for help. On my blog (http://havingfunquilting.blogspot.com) I am asking if people would be willing to donate fabric, extra quilt blocks, finished quilt tops, or completed quilts, and join me in this cause to help these families who have been affected by this tragedy. I am calling this “Operation Wood Hollow” because that’s the name of the fire.
I find Julie's efforts commendable, especially when she has been evacuated from her home, too.
We all have fabrics, quilt blocks, or quilt tops we can share.
For donations you can contact Julie through her blog Having Fun Quilting.
I will be sending "3-6-9" in patriotic colors to show my support for the families of Fairview.
My prayers continue with Julie, the families of Fairview, and the firefighters who are working so hard to contain this blaze.