Carol Gabrielson just shipped 10 of her patriotic pins to Maryland.
Gabrielson started making pins and selling them for $2 each, with the proceeds going to the American Red Cross for relief efforts stemming from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Anne Engel of Bethesda, Md., said she read about Gabrielson's pins on the Havre Daily News' Web site, and called her to order some.
"I thought it was a really nice thing she was doing," Engel said.
Engel said she reads stories on the Web site regularly. Her son, Tim Eberly, is a reporter for the Daily News. When she read about people in Havre, which is so far from the sites of the terrorist attacks, working to help the victims, she was impressed.
"We live close to Washington, so it's big news here," she said. "It's really nice to see people doing so much."
She ordered some extras for co-workers, and the staff at the hospital where she works will share the pins, she added.
Gabrielson was selling the pins at the Havre Festival Days Parade, but ran out in the first two blocks. She said she has been making them as fast as she can ever since.
"They're selling like crazy," she said.
The pins are available at the Carousel in the Atrium or directly from Gabrielson. She has received many calls, and has sent them to three different states so far.
For more information, call Gabrielson at 265-3006.