For those that have been following my blog for awhile now, you will know about Socks for Japan and the effort I put forth in collecting socks for donations. I ended up collecting hundreds of pairs, as well as kids futons and jackets. Shipping out those boxes made me so happy, knowing that the items would be going to such good use. I knew that the items had arrived because I tracked them but I had not heard from the organization in regards to the next steps in the process. I was beginning to think that I might not hear from them and just let it go. I wasn't so worried about hearing from them. I was just glad to know everything arrived, as it should. When I woke up this morning and found a nice little email in my inbox, it brought back all the happy memories that the initial collecting process had given me. So without further ado, here is the email...
Subject: Socks received!
Date: Tue Sep 20 00:32:31 MST 2011
From: Jason Kelly <email@example.com>
We know this is late, but figured it's better late than never to tell you...
We received your package! It was months ago, so we already sorted your socks and will distribute them when we resume disaster-zone operations in the coming weeks. Watch our pages for photos and updates:http://socksforjapan.com
and join our email list to stay informed as we hear back from survivors and others:http://socksforjapan.com/list
and eventually add your own correspondence from survivors, if you receive any:http://socksforjapan.com/lettersfromsurvivors
Thank you so much!
In solidarity for Japan,