Flood Relief for a Woodworking Editor

Woodworking editors, generally speaking, tend to be a nice bunch of folks — and sometimes they caught up in unfortunate circumstances, just like anyone else.

This has been a year of natural disasters, and one of the people hit by the effects of such a disaster was Shannon Flowers, the editor of Woodcarving Illustrated and Scroll Saw Woodworking & Crafts magazines. As a result of the flooding in eastern Pennsylvania from Tropical Storm Lee this past September, Shannon and her family were forced to flee their home and lost everything on the main and basement levels.

The publishing company Shannon works for, Fox Chapel Publishing, is trying to help out Shannon and her family, as well as her local Mount Joy, Pennsylvania, fire department, with a special fundraiser through next Monday, November 14. They’re holding a “Grab-Bag Benefit, “ in which $40 worth of books are being offered in grab bags for $10 apiece, with all the proceeds going to Shannon and the fire department. The grab bags include books focused on different topics, including woodworking, quilting/sewing, kids and teens, etc.

Recovery will take a while, but we wish Shannon and her family well.

Joanna Takes
Senior Editor

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About Joanna Takes

Joanna Werch Takes has been at Woodworker's Journal since 1998. Her work includes writing and editing for many print magazine departments, among them the "Stumpers" mystery tool department. Joanna is also a frequent contributor to the Woodworker's Journal eZine. Joanna's previous experience includes work as a newspaper reporter. Her woodworking has consisted of small projects such as toys and a storage box. She is active in the Women of Today service organization.

One thought on “Flood Relief for a Woodworking Editor

  1. Hi Joanna

    Please let Shannon know that there is people all over the world thinking of them,i myself have an old schoolfriend in Thailand,working there as a teacher,they recently went through the same horror experience and all their stuff is still under water.For us as South Africans,for which this type of weather is really unknown,we can just but pray for these countries and trust that God will help the people to get on their feet again.

    We wish you all the best of luck.



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