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I’ve handled more clothing than I thought existed.
The last thing I want to do is laundry.
I’ve held people while they cried.
I’ve tossed and turned at night, unable to step away from Twitter.
I’ve filled and re-filled my car to the point where I’ve lost count.
I’ve heaved and tossed and sorted and touched.
My feet have been black and back to pink.
Hot showers have become the greatest treat.
I’ve met the most helpful, selfless, compassionate souls ever.
I am so glad that I am a part of this event. It is worth all the exhaustion, tears, frustration and panic for the moments of small kids bringing in bags of their favourite toys, opening boxes to find brand new socks and underwear, seeing old friends walk through the doors with their arms full of empty boxes.
It’s the trucking companies that have come through for us with donations of semis. The storage companies that have offered us space for the next month. The radio stations who have called out for volunteers. The people who have driven from far away to bring us their collections.
|These men filled a mid-sized UHaul in Edson, drove it to us, unloaded it, and then spent hours sorting in the hall for us. THANK YOU!!!!!|
The moms, the tireless moms with babes strapped to their backs, standing over tables, sorting pile upon pile of clothes.
Piles upon piles upon piles.
Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for answering our calls.