Letter to the Editor: Thanks to Crafters Who Helped Black Forest Survivors

Volunteers at Crosses for Losses receive hand crafter scarves, hats, gloves and mittens from northern New Mexico crafters. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

On Dec. 16, I delivered around 583 hand knit and crocheted items created by residents of northern New Mexico to Crosses 4 Losses, the organization set up to aid survivors of the Black Forest Fire, which burned a large area near Colorado Springs this summer.

The items were a result of a drive I set up at local craft stores and other sites and through personal contacts.  

The day was beautiful and Amanda, her husband and son, along with another helper at Crosses 4 Losses were thrilled with the “goods” and so thankful. Knitters and crocheters of Los Alamos and Santa Fe came through in a big way.

Thank you to all for making this such a successful drive for the Black Forest Fire survivors.