Thursday, March 24, 2011

Knit for Christchurch!

The lovely peeps at our High Street store Glassons have joined with many other NZers to help raise money for the people of Christchurch who were devastated by an earthquake of 7.1 magnitude on February 22nd. This after a previous quake in 5 months previously in September, but luckily it happened in the middle of the night and was less magnitude. Thankfully no one was killed in September, but the damage was extensive none the less. The shakes and aftershocks continued though, terrorizing the city. The 2nd Earthquake took 150 lives and has created billions of dollars of damage has been done. I was there last week and the damage is devastating far and wide - and that was outside the cordoned off 'Red Zone'. Very sad. I have friends who have fled the city and never want to return. Children as young as 2 are terrified and in therapy. People are homeless, and there are big silty piles of liquefaction mixed with raw sewage were lying around. Whenever a wind comes up, it flows into the streets.
So, to raise money Glassons is asking clever Kiwis to knit a black & red scarves between 1 1.8M long that you can drop into a Glassons store. This will run for the next 2-3 weeks and will be sold for $25 with 100% of the profits going to our friends in need in Canterbury. If you can't knit - buy a scarf for $25! So, get knitting for Christchurch! More on Isaac Likes here and the 'House of G' Facebook page here.

You can also donate directly to the Red Cross NZ here.

Buy a Songs for Christchurch mix tape, see more here.



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