I never imagined that giving out some flyers and posting them in my restaurant would lead to what it did. When the first bag of sweaters came in, a dozen, I thought great. But then like rabbits, the bags started coming fast and furious. There were days when we could not walk up the stairs to the kitchen. It was a twice-daily trip from Wait’s News to our home with bags of sweaters. People from all walks of life were donating.
Never a lot of questions — just thanks for doing this. Well, thank you Nelsonites. I am humbled and proud that we live in such a giving community. In the end there were 65 boxes with the total sweater count at 1,358.
If Canadian Lutheran World Relief hits their target of 10,000 sweaters, we Nelson people will have contributed 13.58 per cent of that total.
The numbers will not be in until December, but I do know that Nelson was high on the contribution list.
This is an amazing community and I am grateful to each and every one of you for your donations.