Posted on April 17, 2013
When Eleanor Otley, from Oregon, heard about Hurricane Sandy and the destruction it caused in New Jersey, she knew she had to help. Putting her stitching skills to work, she created quilts and afghans to ship out to the Garden State’s residents in need via the Red Cross. One of the things I love most about the article, in addition to this woman’s craftiness, is her kindness that knows no state boundaries. Her feelings of empathy for New Jersey locals who were hurt by the storm and her proactive drive to do something positive for them is to be recognized and looked upon as a shining example for all of us. Our country is a large one, but we can help out across the country be it in the form of an online donation or a very homey and comfy cozy quilt.