AGF Comforts Texas: A Quilt Drive for the Victims of Hurricane Harvey
September 05, 2017
Over the past few days I’m sure many of you have seen the devastating effects Hurricane Harvey caused to the citizens of Houston. As the days pass and we watch the hurricane induced devastation effect Texas, we feel compelled to take action, like so many of you who are looking for a way to help. While giving what we can monetarily is so important, as makers it can feel like it’s not enough.
Although many will have insurance and FEMA to offer assistance, some losses can’t be replaced. Being located in South Florida, we understand the ongoing struggles that a devastating hurricane can bring. From flood wrenched streets, broken homes, lack of food and electricity along with other variables; anything that can comfort people from these hardships is appreciated. At AGF, we feel the necessity to comfort them the best way we know, with quilts. By providing them with quilts to wrap themselves with, we hope to give them love and something that will make them feel like they’re closer to home.
This is why we’re starting #AGFcomfortsTexas as an effort to collect regular sized quilts -at least 50" x 65" or larger ( and especially bed size quilts) for the flood victims as a way to bring more comfort & warmth to their lives as they recover.
We’ll be collecting any quilt you would like to donate from September 5th - September 22nd. Due to Hurricane Irma which affected South Florida, submissions have been extended until October 2nd. We truly appreciate your generosity and anyone who donates a quilt will receive a bundle of 6 fat quarters as a gift from us.
To assure that the quilts are given to those in need, we’ll be working in collaboration with Quilts of Compassion. They are a nonprofit organization who’ve been delivering quilts to victims in disaster areas since 1999. We’re excited to work with them to help as many people as possible!
Please send your quilt donations to:
Art Gallery Fabrics
ATTN: AGF Comforts Texas
299 Bryan Road
Dania Beach, FL 33004
Please print and attach this label to your quilt (download label) so that we can keep track of who it came from.
We hope you’re able to take part in this effort to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. If you have any questions please send an email to [email protected].
All the best,