Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A helping hand

I have given many thoughts on how best to help out with the Japan disaster.
I found myself thinking more and more about helping someone directly.
I wanted to know that my money would go straight to the person and not through so many channels.

When Mark and I experienced the overnight loss by fire to our work studio I remember how difficult that was.
After years of making our living by making pottery we were in a sense homeless.
We had a lot of great support and help from  the neighborhood and our pottery community.
What helped the most at that time were the money donations that were given and sent to us.
They bridged a gap for us at a time when it was most needed.

With this said I plan to give some money to Euan Craig by using paypal.
I was going to send a check but felt it might take too long and not be as quick or as easy for him with all he has going on.
If anyone else is interested in helping him please do.
I know how much his writing and voice have touched me.
I also know how hard it is to find yourself without your sense of place.
I look forward to watching and reading while he works his way forward.
We are all blessed in many ways.
The connections we are building daily through our blogs touch me deeply and make me want to give back.
I am off to make a donation in hope that it will help him and his family.
Peace -and may your day be filled with good things, but be dull and free of chaos.


Tracey Broome said...

Great idea Meredith! Reading Euan's blog is like reading a very good book, so we pay for books, why not pay for his writing? I was thinking that I would use some of the money from my spring sales to help him.

cookingwithgas said...

TB how very true- I have thought and thought about this and knowing how much every dollar helps I just sent some dollars to him.
I found him through your blog and have been enjoying him ever since.
Best M

Judy Shreve said...

I would love to donate via paypal to Euan -- how do we go about insuring it goes to Euan?

Michèle Hastings said...

that is a wonderful idea. i too worry that there will be many people who need help but won't get any via the large organization that are receiving donations.

Gary's third pottery blog said...

I was thinking, actually, of you and the last 2 years. You have handled a pretty horrible 3 events, with losing 2 siblings and a studio fire with a lot of strength and resiliance. You are quite remarkable.

cookingwithgas said...

If you have a paypal account go there.
There is a place to send money- click there- put in his email address- he has an account with them.
Put in the amount- I sent as a gift.
Then just send.
I found it very easy.

Gary- you are so kind.
I tell Mark all the time I am remarkable- I will let him know you have my back on this!

Linda Starr said...

Gary is right, you are remarkable.

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