Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds has set up two ways to help people whose lives have been up-ended by the recent hurricanes. This is the information that came to my email today:
“Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company may be located on a small farm near a small town in rural Missouri, but we are neither uninformed nor complacent about the devastation caused by the recent hurricanes in other parts of the world. Our hearts go out to those who have lost everything except their lives, and our hearts go out to the families of those who actually did lose their lives.We want to do more and we want you to help us do more. Many of these people need IMMEDIATE assistance of food, water, and medicine. It takes MONEY to get those things to them. In an effort to get that immediate aid to those who need it, Baker Creek is running a special for an entire week in which we will donate 100% of the seed sales to World Help, who will distribute supplies to Puerto Rico and other areas damaged by these horrific hurricanes. All sales proceeds from all orders placed today, September 29, through next , will be donated to World Help to help them move in food, water, medicine, and other needed supplies.We also are donating home garden restart kits to any individual or family who has lost their gardens to these horrific storms. If you or someone you know has lost a garden in the hurricane and could use a start up seed kit, please send your story and contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and to the attention of “donation” so that we can send you a starter kit.”
I keep a close watch on hurricanes. I have a son in south Georgia, a niece and her family in Florida, a sister and her family in Louisiana, and two brothers and their families south of Houston, TX. The brothers were part of the mandatory evacuations, but my people all made it through the recent storms without serious mishaps.
As we all know, and the Gettle family of Baker Creek Seeds is also aware, lots of people were less fortunate. If you need seeds and are able to purchase some through Baker Creek in the coming week, 100% of the proceeds will go toward hurricane relief efforts.
If you know people whose gardens may have been damaged or destroyed in this year’s hurricanes, or whose stored seeds have likely been damaged or destroyed by heat or water, please tell them about this very kind offer from Baker Creek.