I was so saddened to hear that one of my online friends, Cindy, lost her 11 year old son Kevin, her home and most of her pets in an early morning fire. Cindy is a long time Etsy and Artfire merchant and was well known in the Etsy and Artfire communities for her kindness, knowledge and sense of humor. My heart breaks for her as I cannot imagine what she and her family are going through right now.
The Etsy community and others have generously donated items to be sold online and all of the proceeds will go to Cindy and her family to help with funeral expenses, temporary shelter and other needs they may have during this difficult time. The shop is called Helping Hearts and I have a button right here in my sidebar at the top that will take you to the shop or you can click on the link. The outpouring of love from the Etsy community has been overwelming and they are trying to post new items to the shop as fast as they come in.
There are items ranging from a few dollars on up...something for everyone and again, the family gets 100% of the proceeds and shipping on all items is FREE. There are many items listed so make sure you click on ALL in the left hand side bar of the shop to see everything.
If you are unable to make a purchase, I ask that you pray for Cindy and her family during this most difficult time.
You can read the news story of the fire HERE.
Thank you and God Bless you all.