Post Hurricane Sandy
November 8, 2012
So here we are 10 days post Hurricane Sandy and 1 day after the Noreaster. The store sustained some flooding from Sandy but we are all cleaned up. We never lost our power and were open for people to come in to charge up and warm up. Then yesterday, with the wind and snow, we lost power. With all the trees down and no power we decided to close on Thursday. We will be open tomorrow and with the warmer weather coming, we hope that things will be better for everyone.
Knit, with the help of our customers, has always been involved in helping others, whether is was collecting for care packages for the troops, knitting hats for preemies, or supporting Stitch Red. So many people so close to us have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. We know that many of you have been without power for days. Others have had damage to their homes. As difficult as things have been for us, there are so many others who have lost everything. We have been contacted by Knitting Fever, a yarn distributor in Amityville, who has started their own hurricane relief efforts. We will be joining their initiative and serving as a collection center for new clothing, which they will distribute to those in need. For more information on their work you can go to their website, www.knittingfever.com. We will also be collecting used clothing which Barbara, one of our customers, will be picking up and bringing to the fire departments in Long Beach, Breezy Point and the Rockaways.
The knit and crochet community has always been a charitable group. We know that we can count on your support again, and we thank you in advance.