Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Last week I was asking for your generosity and so many came through in a BIG WAY-Thankfully Barb kept track of all the names

Karl Nieva
Tammy Jo Moore Hiemstra
Carolyn at Bingeman's
Christa from Baden
Jennifer Gough
Catherine Graham
Nickie Wylie
Reg Thompson
Dee Brun
Melissa Gissing
Chasity Kunda
Peter and Mary Moir
Andrea Johnston
& many more that dropped off items on Barb's porch & came by the sale to shop & enter the raffles.

Taking the time to gather items &/or coming by to the sale is appreciated more than you realize.

Earlier this week Barb received this letter from her Sister
Sometimes in your life you are so overshelmed that you don't know what to do. Up seems like down and down seems sideways. And through all this some amazing people touch your life and make you feel better. Suddenly it doesn't matter what is up or what is down. What matters is faith in mankind. Faith in those that care for people they do not know and are willing to help.

May God bless eveyone who has given time and effort into helping. They say what goes around comes around. May you all be blessed with an act of kindness. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you

Linda & Brian
Grimsby, Ontario
and Barb wanted to add this note to her new found friends

It is so very heartwarming to live in a community that comes together, shows support and gives comfort to strangers. I thank you all for caring enough to help, as you did, in so many ways. Your generosity will stay with me always.

Barb Irwin

I personally want to give kudos to Barb for this was quite an undertaking.  She collected, sorted, priced & sold all with the thoughts of what happened to her Sister's home weighing on her.

Now for an UPDATE -  At this point the inspectors think the home can be fixed (last week it was thought it may have to be bulldozed), but the timeline is still sitting at a year before they can moved back in. 

The Yard sale raised $655 & with most items priced at a dollar or less, that tells you just how much stuff Barb sold.  This will be used for "out of pocket" expenses for the family (they left the home just with the clothes on their backs and are currently staying in a hotel so they cannot store anything).

Again, I can't thank everyone enough that got involved.  I wish I could put into words how much I appreciate everything you did to help. Your generosity made the difference.

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