I have no words for the tragedy that happened in here in my state, Oklahoma on Monday. I am heart broken, confused and feel a bit of anxiousness at the whole thing.
Instead of trying to put into words what I'm feeling, my sweet friend, Amy, who is far better with words than I shared her heart on her blog and it pretty much echoes all my thoughts and feelings. You can read it here.
I am also completely taken back at how many people, organizations and stores, both locally and nation-wide, have opened their talents to benefit the relief efforts.
I posted a picture to instagram yesterday with a link to ways you can help, here's that link for so many non-profits ready to help.
Others not mentioned there
Red Cross - Disaster Relief
There's also some incredible artists in the handmade community giving back. Here are links to their sites to see how you can donate and get something in return, like a necklace, bow or printable.
joyshope - such a great printable for you with 100% proceeds to Red Cross
bloomieshandmade - Use
coupon code "HELPOK" at checkout to purchase our Strawberry Dream felt
bow for $5. ALL $5 will be donated to the Red Cross in Oklahoma.
wifeysinger - giving back part of the proceeds of this necklace
lovelylittlewimsy - printable with 100% proceeds to Catholic Charities in Moore, OK
There's also theokaysee - currently sold out, but check back next week for a sweet t-shirt with 100% proceeds going to the Regional Food Bank.
And then there's my shop, I'm giving 100% proceeds of each sale of this print to the Oklahoma Red Cross.
It's $10 bucks y'all. Get and Give.
Here's another Okie giving back.
Bree from SuttleCrafts is giving 100% proceeds of this print to Feed the Children.
I was going to post another awesome company but they have already sold out 2x of their cute OK hello tanks. The first round went fast and I'm thankful I was quick to get one.
Why am I posting, well because when a company raises about $70,000 in less than 2 hours, that's worth mentioning! So thank you hello apparel!
Okay, that's all I have for today. If you're a handmade shop owner and would like to be included in the list or if you're local and giving back somehow, drop me a note in comments and I'll add you.
Thank you everyone, from the bottom of this Okie's heart. And if you can't give, pray. Always pray.