Thursday, November 5, 2009

Tragedy close to home


I don't know if you've heard. It definitely made the news here.

You see I live in Cedar Park, well the suburbs of Austin, TX. And this tragedy took place just up the road a piece in Ft Hood. It's less than 2 hours away.

This is President Obama's address shortly after hearing about this tragedy which was
committed on one of the largest US military bases. At the time that I left work
12 were confirmed dead, 31 seriously injured. And the people that committed this terrible act were US military too.

Support Fort Hood families
Soldiers' Angels is assessing the needs of local families and heroes at Fort Hood. Their founder is currently residing in Texas, and is standing by to offer physical and emotional support to our heroes and their families.

Soldiers' Angels is collecting encouraging notes and NEW stuffed animals for the families and children of the injured or killed. Please send cards/letters and stuffed animals (and anything NEW that may brighten the life of a child) to:

Soldiers' Angels
4408 PanAm Expressway
San Antonio, TX 78218

My prayers are with the soldiers.

Happy Crafting.

1 comment:

  1. thank you for this post as many are looking for ways to show we care about what is happening to others outside of our own small world. tragedies need to be balanced with hope and encouragement. i will be sending cards.