The Project Linus Chapter of Wake County, NC was started in 1996 by Susie Holmes. Over 42,000 blankets have been delivered to many local groups and agencies that help seriously ill or traumatized children who need a HUG from a blanket including: Wake Med Hospitals, Rex Hospital, Duke Hospital NICU, Safe Space (for children of abused women receiving support), Hospice (for their Reflections program for grieving children and teens), Make a Wish Foundation, the children at Salvation Army, Children's Flight of Hope, and Wake County Social Services.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Helping flood victims
Most of our blankets stay right here in Wake County. However, we had a personal driver to deliver blankets to flood victims in West Virginia, so we jumped at the chance to help. Thank you, Irene and Christina (in the photo). 
Here is the thank you note:

On Saturday we delivered a load of goods to Clendenin, WV, one of the towns most impacted by the record flooding of June 23.  Necessary arrangements had been made in advance for the escort into town.  We pulled up to the distribution center and within seconds there were about 20 individuals around the back of the truck, taking time from their own cleanup, to offload the donated goods.  These words can not adequately express what we experienced there:  They were so appreciative and grateful.  These gruff, dirty, hard-working people commented repeatedly that we had brought really good (=much needed) supplies.  So, on their behalf I thank you all.
 Lisa J. Gatens
Curator of Mammals
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences
11 W. Jones St. 

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