The In My Kitchen gathering has been up and running for a number of years now, and it’s grown to over a hundred contributors. Not everyone posts monthly, which is just as well, as I’d never keep up with the listings if you did! But we’re all connected through an understanding that kitchens, regardless of location, are places of love and food and family and companionship.
Over the past few years, many of you will have visited Kim’s Oklahoma kitchen by the lake, through her IMK posts. Sadly, it was destroyed by fire, along with almost all her worldly belongings, at the end of last year. She and her husband Russ have been astonishingly positive throughout the whole experience, but rebuilding lives from scratch is never easy, particularly given that Kim also had a stroke last October.
Their daughter Pamela has organised a fundraiser for them, but so far the response has been very slow. Many people have sent their condolences, but to date there have been less than a dozen actual donations and the fundraiser is still a long way from its target amount.
A member of our IMK community is in need, and if you’ve ever written, or read and enjoyed, an In My Kitchen post, please consider making a donation. Kim has told me that one of the things she’s hoping to buy with any funds raised is a new stove, and it would be wonderful if the IMK family could help her to do that. More importantly, it’s a way of sending a message of love and support that has a real and tangible impact.
Please give whatever you can – even a small $10 paypal contribution will help. Let’s see if we can put that new stove in Kim’s kitchen!