Not much sewing going on here. The news from Joplin continues to be heartbreaking. 9 people have been rescured alive since Sunday. But the death toll has risen to 125. Hundreds are still unaccounted for and we can only pray that most of them have simply left town and not notified anyone. I can't imagine the difficulty authorities are facing in trying to determine the safety of everyone amid growing pressure to do it fast! This will not be a fast process. Cleanup and rebuilding will take years. An aerial view of the destruction can be seen here.
A friend had been shopping in JoAnn's
and at this Walmart
just 90 minutes before they were hit. I'm still awaiting confirmation on the safety of fellow Joplin guild members. At this point I know that at least two had homes destroyed.
There are many ways to help and we will be contributing in several things over the next weeks and months. Judy at Patchwork Times has organized this opportunity.
Most of all I covet your prayers for this community. The pain is enormous.