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post #16 of 33
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Thanks Squirrelly~ That info is important for anyone sending something! Glad you explained it to me & CC!!

Hey CC Friends~

I've talked to a lot of you in the past 9 days & I know I've given my address out to a few of you fine folks that have asked. This might sound weird but I got a pkg in the mail today & in it was a comforter & 2 pillow shams. There was no note inside the pkg so I don't know who might have sent it!!! It did have a forwarding address w/ the last name of the person but I don't want to give that info out. SO if the person that reads this sent this pkg to me please let me know SO I can thank you personally!!! thumbs_up.gif I think it came from Missouri. Isn't Missouri abbreviated MO? I've gotten a lot of emails & PM's this week & I've been trying to keep everything straight but it's been hard icon_eek.gif ~

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!

~Tina~
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post #17 of 33
Squirrelly, I was wondering how risky it would be to send well-disguised cash to Melissa, marked "return receipt" or insured it? This would cut postage and guarantee that she got full value from the money. Janice
post #18 of 33
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Squirrelly, I was wondering how risky it would be to send well-disguised cash to Melissa, marked "return receipt" or insured it? This would cut postage and guarantee that she got full value from the money. Janice


I think it is actually illegal to send money in the mail here. There is really so much risk due to x-ray equipment being able to show it up and all and you cannot insure cash. I just wouldn't want to take any chances on it.
Since cheques don't stale date for 6 months, she likely will be back in the U.S. by then, maybe you are better off sending her a regular cheque?
It is really too bad that gift certificates cannot be exchangeable in any country, but I know they are not.
Makes it a bit tougher, doesn't it?
Hugs Squirrelly
post #19 of 33
Thanks for the info, Squirrelly, it was just a thought! Janice
post #20 of 33
I know, I remember the good old days when my mother would send the girls a $10 bill in the mail and it would actually arrive here!
Hugs Squirrelly
post #21 of 33
Squirrelly Cakes, you are always such a wealth of good information! Thanks for all of your tips and pointers. icon_smile.gif

TC- I'm anxious to hear if Melissa was able to salvage any other cake stuff &/or books. What a blessing that they were able to keep their clothing safe!!

To those of you who wanted to help Melissa and CC at the same time, every time you buy a cake related book through Amazon.com when you click on the ad through this site, CC gets a small commission on the sale I believe. Just thought I'd point that out.
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post #22 of 33
Good idea to mention those things about things being shipped into Canada Squirrelly.. I have ordered a few things on ebay and the duty, exchange and taxes sure brought the ticket price up .
A money order would be ok I think.. I have sent money orders to the US so I guess anyone from the US could send her one and she would be able to cash it at any bank in Canada.
Liz
post #23 of 33
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Just got news from Melissa today!!! I'm so happy to see her PM's or emails!!!

She was able to save her Kitchen Aid. She tried using it today but it wasn't working good. She turned it off & opened it up. It still had a little water in it. So she's going to dry it out some more. I hope it will be ok!

She was able to find her Wilton caddy floating around in the water. It only had 1/2 of her tips in it. She has not found anything else. She lost all her tips, bags & other stuff. I'm not sure about pans or books. I doubt the books were saved. I think her house had about 4 ft or more of water in it.

She has 3 children:
Austin 4
Jonathan 3
Ava 18 months

I'm sure if anyone would like to send them anything it would be so appreciated!! My 15 yr old daughter Mandy is sending them her beanie babies. She even has the ones that the boys will like. Melissa is happy about that!

Melissa has a great attitude! I'm sure it's hard to have a bad one with 3 kids to tend to. She can't be blue in front of them. I really think Melissa is a very special person!! Humble to the core!!

If you can't send her any goodies send her a card. She would be as happy to get a card as she would be with something to do with decorating! God is blessing her & her family!! Look at all the nice things people on CC are doing!!!! WOW!!!!

THANKS!!!!!
I'll keep ya'll updated~ If you want her addy PM me.
Your Friend, ~TC~
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post #24 of 33
Hi tc and SquirrellyCakes, thanks for the information about Melissa and her safety during the storm. tc, I would like to help out, can you send me Melissa and your address and anyone else's address with their permission, whom you think might have became affected by hurricane Katrina that might be in need of some help. I was just thinking about Melissa and was going to post to see if anyone has heard from her. CC is such a wonderful and supported site to be at. We all feel the pain of what happened in various locations during hurricane Katrina and it is my sincere desire to help out. Thanks SquirrellyCakes for all the information about sending packages to Canada as well as monetary gifts. icon_smile.gif
post #25 of 33
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2Cakes, I just PM you the addy~

So we can send a money order & it will be worth the same amount??? Would Canada have a charge on the money order for Melissa to pay? Get us straight Squirrelly & Liz
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post #26 of 33
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Good idea to mention those things about things being shipped into Canada Squirrelly.. I have ordered a few things on ebay and the duty, exchange and taxes sure brought the ticket price up .
A money order would be ok I think.. I have sent money orders to the US so I guess anyone from the US could send her one and she would be able to cash it at any bank in Canada.
Liz


Yes in the U.S. they can send Postal Money Orders, but I know from E-bay experience that there is one type of Postal Money Order that can only be cashed in the U.S., so you need to make sure it is cashable in Canada.
I am thinking Turtle Lady that perhaps Kitchen Aid would take pity on these poor folks and offer some kind of servicing to their product at a greatly reduced if not, free price? I think it would be a wise and safe move to ask about it, perhaps you could pass that on to Melissa?
All kids and most adults, love Beanie Babies, what a cute thing to do! You folks are all so wonderful!
I can tell you the things that are difficult to buy here in Canada, regarding cake decorating. Any kind of fondant mat, most of us have to order from the U.S. The Americolor food colourings you all love so much, can't get them here at all. Any of the favourite books, we have to wait forever to get them, usually special ordering them from the U.S. unless you live in a big area like Toronto. Where Melissa will be living, she won't have much access to cake decorating stuff other than what her local Michael's store carries and that won't be much. If she is into making fondant flowers, the cutters aren't easy to come by here. Basically anything non-Wilton as that will be all that Michael's carries.
Hugs Squirrelly
post #27 of 33
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To those of you who wanted to help Melissa and CC at the same time, every time you buy a cake related book through Amazon.com when you click on the ad through this site, CC gets a small commission on the sale I believe. Just thought I'd point that out.



Actually we don't offer Amazon book ads anymore since we added books to the cake central store. However we do contribute 10% of the sale to the Red Cross Relief Fund.
post #28 of 33
Hi tc,

Thanks so much for keeping us informed about Melissa and her family. Please tell her that my prayers go out to her and her family as well as yours.

Maybe we could give a collection so that she can replace her KA.

Could you please pm me her address, I have some decorating books and things that I would like to send her.

Thanks so much.
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post #29 of 33
Thanks for all your help TC.

Squirrelly - are there any big stores in the area that we could perhaps buy a gift card online and send it to Melissa and her family? If you could give us some names, we could research and see what we can come up with?
Barbara
post #30 of 33
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Originally Posted by BritBB

Thanks for all your help TC.

Squirrelly - are there any big stores in the area that we could perhaps buy a gift card online and send it to Melissa and her family? If you could give us some names, we could research and see what we can come up with?
Barbara


Hi Barbara,
Do you mean big stores that are not cake decorating related?
Hugs Squirrelly Cakes
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