A rainy day here, the first since May 2, a date that will go down in infamy as The Day That Really Fracked Up Nashville. Everybody’s dodging raindrops, all jumpy. I’ve checked my gutters about eight times today. You’d think I had some kind of water allergy.
Sleeping Bag Queen Heather and I spent a good long while today chasing down $8.94 sleeping bags and $3 travel pillows for kids. Such an excellent penny pincher Heather is–when you’re trying to make the most of money that people have donated, it’s amazing how cheap you can become. This hunt for bedding was a maddeningly inefficient thing to do–there is a warehouse somewhere stuffed with these things. But sometimes you have to move fast. Project Sleeping Bag will be finished tomorrow when Heather fires up the truck and takes it all over to the families.
There are longer-term efforts in the works to help these folks, which I’m so glad to see. Immediate needs are one thing, but a real plan is what really matters. For Nashvillians interested in helping out with the Millwood Manor apartments (see previous entry), please contact me. I’ll put you in touch with the people coordinating this project.
Our NPR affiliate did a good piece on Millwood Manor here.
OK, here’s a donation haiku for you today:
Give give give give give
Bucks bucks bucks bucks and more bucks
Easy greasy: here
PS Flood Avoidance Tip of the Day: These are not words you want to see in the name of your street, neighborhood, or subdivision: Creek, River, Water, Riverside, Bend, Ford, or Opryland. You want to look for Hill, Heights, Mountain, Hillside, Mountainside, or Arizona.