Detroit was hit with intense flooding yesterday. Keep the city in your thoughts. I’ll look for a link you can follow if you’d like to help.
A Waterford-based non-profit has stepped up and has relief efforts planned in the wake of downpours that flooded the Metro Detroit region, taking major roadways hostage and damaging residents’ homes.
DRAW, or Disaster Relief At Work, is partnered with over 100 local groups, churches, high schools and community organizations. All have calls out to their communities to join the group Thursday in helping those in need, said founder Greg Martin.
DRAW is a non-profit that provides help to communities hit by natural disasters. To donate, sign up or request help in Thursdays efforts throughout metro Detroit, call Greg Martin at 864-569-6249, visithttp://drawbuckets.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. Those volunteering on Thursday will meet at DRAW’s warehouse in Waterford at 5255 Hudson Road.
My poor home town :(
I’m so glad I didn’t leave Windsor for Ferndale yesterday 😞—
~~~BIG (_(_) GIVEAWAYYY~~~
I’m almost at 9000 followers (WOW cannot believe it…) so I am preemptively celebrating by doing this giveaway contest thing :o)
YOU (((yes you!))) COULD WIN the following from my shop :
- 5 x 2.25 inch buttons (1 confetti, 1 flower, 1 hand drawn, 1 sofa soft, 1 bricollage)
- 3 brooches (1 caterpillar, 1 flower, 1 pineapple)
- 2 cat flower barrettes
- 2 necklaces (1 mushroom, 1 hand painted wooden cross)
- 1 pair of mousey earrings
- 3 mini sticker packs (1 flowers, 1 doggie desserts, 1 fun pack)
- 11 ‘loose’ stickers (as seen in first photo)
+ extrassss (eggplant eraser, pretzel eraser i made, egg in pan thing, strawberry bead, pink paint poop, home made round crayon, paper scraps…
♥♥♥♥ lots ‘o stuff ♥♥♥♥
To enter please reblog post in full and have your askbox open so I can contact you if you win!!! (otherwise I will have to randomly pick another winner…)
OPEN WORLDWIDE BTW
The lucky one will be announced/contacted on the last day of August (31st)!
In the meantime ~~~ I have a new coupon code active right now for 20% off just use DREAMZINE until August 10th… On that day my shop will be closed while I attend Zine Dream in Toronto. After that AUGUSTSPECIAL coupon code will be activated for 10% off till this contest is over. :o)
♥ Thanks for reading!!! Thanks for following!!! ♥
PS : today is the last ‘active’ day for the coupon code DREAMZINE for %20 off ~~~~ anything in my shop!
~also a reminder that my shop will be closed tomorrow and will re-open Monday~
When we had lived in Detroit two years we moved into a house on Jefferson avenue, two doors from the old Campau house, and from our back piazza we had a fine view of the river. I never wearied of watching the white winged vessels as they sailed up and down the beautiful stream; the canoes paddled by the Canadian women bringing loads of fruit and vegetables to market, and the little sail-boats tossing on the water. I wanted no other pastime. Every pleasant evening in summer, all along the river, canoes were launched, and gay parties rowed up and down the stream, meeting and exchanging salutations, or side by side trying the strength and speed of their oarsmen.
The large birch canoe of Gov. Cass with its crimson canopy in the center, was always an object of special attraction to the spectators on shore.
Just as the sun disappeared below the horizon, from some canoe would arise the sweet notes of the vesper hymn one and another would catch the strain, till over the placid river floated waves of almost heavenly melody.
One song would success another, till the gathering shadows beckoned the happy hearted singers to their homes.