I spent a lot of today trying to find places to post my video, so that people who lost their craft tools in the hurricanes and floods would be able to contact us. I asked Lindsay if she would put it on her blog and she agreed, but then said they lost power and she didn’t know how long it would take to get it back. She said she couldn’t do her blog on her telephone and that was the only means of communication that she still had. I think she wanted to avoid draining her phone battery when she wouldn’t have the means to re-charge it. That was my only definite. Then I contacted Splitcoast Stampers to ask them to assist. For some reason, the lady there kept saying that I couldn’t post it there even if it was for charity, as we were asking for craft tools. I sent her a note in response and explained that we weren’t looking for craft tools, instead we were looking for people to give craft tools. I haven’t heard back from her, so I might have upset her, and that definitely was not my intent. Then I sent a note to Catherine Pooler from StampNation and asked her group if they would forward my video to members so we could find more people to donate to. I got an email from her group saying that I would hear from them in twenty-four hours, but again, so far, nothing.
I never knew it would be so hard to find people who would want or need craft tools. This thing will probably end on November 4th, and then I’ll have people coming out of the woodwork asking for giveaways. It definitely makes me proud that so many of my viewers want to help, but I really wish we could find the people who need and want our help, In a million years, I never thought that this would be our issue. If anything, I thought we’d have an overabundance of requests and never be able to accommodate the sheer volume. I feel like putting up a video that says “Come out, come out, wherever you are.” Too much? Maybe.