In this era of seemingly back-to-back disasters, both natural and otherwise, first responders are a lifeline for thousands. Observing their deeds, others can’t help but feel inspired by those courageous enough to face catastrophic events. Their actions cause a reaction, an urgency to find ways to assist those whose lives have been suddenly and cruelly impacted. For the Red Cross of Greenwich Red and White Ball, interior designer Darrin Varden created a table titled “The Ripple Effect” to represent how the good works of the Red Cross, who are on hand at every scene, spread throughout a community following a tragic event. The Ball features table designs from top national and regional designers. Darrin’s table design was featured in Connecticut Cottages & Gardens:
Says the designer, “This past winter, three blocks from my apartment, a gas leak caused an explosion claiming the lives of many and displacing others, destroying two brownstones and several surrounding businesses. The Red Cross was there right away to assist, to provide comfort, support and all-important logistical aid. Seeing this disaster unfurl before me, I was already signed up for the Red & White Ball, but I suddenly felt even more inspired to create something special, something that echoes the quiet courage and heart of the people who make up the Red Cross.” Darrins table sketch can be seen below. To make your own donation, visit redcross.org.