Sunday, October 12, 2014

A message from resolute bay

We got the following sweet message from Cathy Rose, a nurse in Resolute Bay this week.  Kind of makes it all worthwhile, eh?

BTW I have received a couple of boxes for the Igloolik shipment:  I have not opened them however - will leave that for November, as we will be opening and making packages for each of the great kids on our "Warm Hands in Igloolik" project.

I am the Nurse in Charge of the small Health Centre in Resolute Bay, Nunavut (population 240).  I wanted to write to thank you for the shipment of mittens, hats and socks we received from your group and to let you know how very appreciated the items were.  Since receiving the shipment, we have used some of the socks for patients going out on medevacs to provide that little bit of extra comfort for the journey.  We've also been happy to have them to give to folks when we see a need.  Today we had a community gathering  in the clinic to celebrate World Mental Health Day.  We used some of the items as door prizes and they were extremely well received.  In fact when given a choice of  prizes, people picked the hand knit socks and slippers every time.  Each item was so appreciated, particularly by some of the women here who knit and  admired the handiwork .  

I've attached a photo of my community taken at noon the day in February when the sun first came over the horizon after not being seen since early November.  I thought people might like to see where some of their knitting has ended up.  Believe me, it is a long, cold winter and those items, particularly the socks, are so helpful.  
Thank you,
Cathy Rose
Resolute Bay, Nunavut