Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Indie Designers Helping Others

Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast earlier this week with devastating effects, forcing hundreds of thousands out of their homes and causing at least 68 deaths, including 55 in Mississippi. Rescue efforts are currently under way, with many victims trapped on rooftops and in flooded communities. The area is experiencing a shortage of food, a lack of drinking water and no power to homes that are still standing. The devastation is unbelievable.

A community of Independent Designers have come together to help in the best way we know. A shop has been set up on Etsy , with donations in unique products from all over the world by indie designers. To suppor tthe effort, Bonnin Designs has donated a handcrafted one-of-a-kind necklace

All proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund, which is providing hot meals to victims and rescue workers, as well as providing other much needed assistance such as shelter, medical needs and even therapy for victims. The initial goal is to raise $1,000.
Since yesterday, when the call went out to the indie designer community, there has been over $2400.00 of items donated! Please visit the Craft Revolution Etsy site and help support the Hurricane Relief Effort.