Helping Oklahoma Tornado Victims
Being a part of the DIY blogging community is like being part of an extended family. Most of the DIY bloggers I know spend their time building or creating and then spending an equal amount of time creating a tutorial to help others make the same thing.
This sharing and giving spirit often extends beyond building and creating. It extends to helping others in need.
My friend, Colleen, is one of those bloggers who has been driven to help the tornado victims in Oklahoma. She was moved to create the painting of the Two Cows above and is raffling it off to raise money for Oklahoma.
You might remember Colleen:
I introduced her to you last year when she herself was in need after losing her husband. The blogging community and their readers rallied together to help her. Now Colleen is ‘paying it forward’ by raising money for the Red Cross to help in the Oklahoma relief efforts. You can read the full details about the fundraiser on Colleen’s blog, along with the story behind her painting above (it’s a moving tale.)
Raffle tickets for her painting are only $5. The winner will be chosen on June 30.You can also purchase prints and notecards of Two Cows (a portion of the proceeds also goes to the Red Cross.)
I love our blogging family and how they pull together, help others and give back. I hope you’ll join Colleen and either purchase a ticket or reprint or share the raffle with your friends.
Your blog is one of my favorites, although I tend to pay people instead of DIY. I won your friends picture and am very excited about putting it up in my new house. She was so sweet in how carefully she wrapped it and sent it to me. I’m thrilled to be part of the blogging community and being able to reach out to help someway.
Laura, I’m so excited for you and glad to hear you got the painting in good condition ;-). Enjoy!
Thanks for pasting this on. I am headed right over to her blog to help out.
Thank you Traci! You are very kind to do that.
this is great. I have already used salvation army for donations. this blogging community is really terrific.
Thanks Brenda 😉