Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Aftersocks: a creative way to provide disaster support

Thanks to Facebook friend Roger Moffat for sending me a pair of the much coveted "AFTERSOCKS". Wow! I nearly flipped when the mail arrived today.

As most people in the civilized world are aware, New Zealand has been rocked by almost continual aftershocks since the devastation of the initial earthquake. It hit Christchurch 4 September 2010 in the middle of the night - at that time no one was killed. The 22 Feb 2011 earthquake came after hundreds of aftershocks had already hit the city, and was the one that killed 182 people because the quake was much closer to the city, and struck during the business day lunch hour so lots of people were in the city. "The Government declared a State of National Emergency in New Zealand on the day following the 22 February Christchurch earthquake which remained in place for almost nine weeks. The city has now shifted from emergency response to recovery and the Christchurch City Council is working closely with Central Government's Christchurch Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) and other agencies." Source: Christchurch City Council website .

AFTERSOCKS are made by Rural Women of New Zealand who write "When mother nature socked it to Canterbury, we all wanted to help. Aftersocks are proudly made from New Zealand Merino wool. Proceeds to Christchurch Mayoral Fund to rebuild the garden city."
Here's a pic of Roger and Ol'Myrt as he proudly wore these socks at the FGS Conference in Springfield, Illinois, September 2011.

 Now, thanks to Roger, I've got my own pair!

I've have only one question for Roger -- is a kilt also required?

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
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