Hi, (copying this from original in the General Knitting forum)
I read today on a blog that a yarn store in Blacksburg, Virginia is accepting knitted and crocheted squares in order to make up blankets for the victims' families and also the injured victims. This will go on through the month of May.
They want soft, cozy 8x8 inch (20 cm x 20 cm) squares in the school colors, and they can be maroon/burgundy, burnt orange, white, or black. You can drop them off or mail them to:
Mosaic Yarn Shop
880 University City Blvd.
Mosaic Yarn Shop's website is here: http://www.mosaicyarnshop.blogspot.com/
I think this is a very nice gesture. My husband, who has been bereaved suddenly twice in his life, told me he would have really appreciated something like this to help with his grieving.
It's strange because I have a stack of 8x8 inch squares for a blanket I am working on and one is maroon!! I just hope it isn't too purpley. I do have some white yarn I could use, too.
Just thought y'all might find this interesting!