Over the last few days, we've heard from many of our wonderful customers on social media checking in to see how our staff is doing, so I just wanted to log on from my home in Brooklyn to personally thank you all for thinking of us.
Because of Hurricane Sandy, Lion Brand offices in both New York and New Jersey are currently without power and closed. In addition, many of our staff's homes are currently without power.
For those of you waiting for orders from LionBrand.com, we ask for your patience during this period. From what I understand from news reports, the towns where our NJ offices and warehouses were particularly hard-hit by storm flooding.
In NYC, Patty, the director of the Lion Brand Yarn Studio, tells me that if we get power returned (as we've heard should happen) on Saturday, our NYC store & education will open for business on Sunday. Please check the Studio's website and/or call on Sunday to see if we're open. We will also be in touch if you booked any classes at the Studio for this past week and/or Sunday to help you with rescheduling/rebooking.
As a New Jersey/New York-based company, this storm has affected us quite personally. For me, growing up in New Jersey and visiting the Jersey Shore have contributed many happy memories to my childhood, and living in NYC for my entire adult life, I have many friends living in affected areas. This weekend, I'm planning on volunteering here in NYC, and I hope that if you can, you'll consider donating food, supplies, time, and/or money to help those who've been affected by the storm.
Thanks again for all of your good thoughts, and we'll keep you posted as things progress.