Nice idea, but the execution of it went horribly wrong, as people who had lined up for hours, were turned away when gift cards ran out.
Here’s a better idea … why not mail or email gift cards to the affected areas?
On the one hand there is an extreme cold weather alert in place and people are advised to stay indoors; on the other hand they make them venture out to collect gift cards.
We suffered spoiled foods too. The freezer was stocked with meat and fish, veggies, and ice cream. All of it had to go as I’ve learned that once something is defrosted, it cannot be frozen again.
Numerous items from the fridge had to go too. Cold meats, cottage cheese, yogurt, fresh veggies, various left-overs, etc.
That’s not the only loss we suffered though. With the exception of two, all of our fish have died. They survived the first power outage between Sunday, December 22nd to Tuesday, December 24th, but having no heat between Saturday, December 27th until now proved to be too much.
It was such a sad sight, seeing them lying on the bottom of the tank. Some might say that they’re only fish, but dying of hypothermia seems so cruel.
Holly will miss the fish too. She was so fascinated by them that we placed a chair by the fish tank so she had a better view of them. The fish in turn, especially the angel fish, would swim or hover near the glass to have a better look at the kitten.