Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Tornado Relief Effort

I'm sure many of you have heard about the tornados that changed the lives of many of our Southern neighbors the night of April 27th.  Doing a simple search on Google and the images will amaze you with what Mother Nature can do in just a matter of minutes.
Tornado Aftermath
A close friend is working here in the Metro Saint Louis area gathering donations to help relieve some of the burden of those hit by the tornados.   She's an Auburn Alum and is now the Saint Louis coordinator for Toomer's for Tuscaloosa.

Just a few of the things needed: diapers, wipes, formula, non-perishables, paper goods, water, blankets/pillows, shampoo, soap, towels, razors, toothbrushes, combs/brushes, toothpaste, deodorant, batteries, flashlights and first aid kits.

Close to home - my 2 oldest have set up donation areas in both of their classrooms (thanks to the help of their wonderful teachers), we are receiving donations in our home from friends and neighbors and several friends at church are getting involved as well.
What we've received so far
If you check out Toomer's for Tuscaloosa, you will see all the great work so many people are doing!  Donation sites have been set up in so many places.  Find one near you!

Would you like to help?  If you are in St. Louis, get in touch with me and I'll get you some more specific information where you can make a donation.  If you are outside the St. Louis area, look for somewhere local to make donations.  Are you too far away?  You can always make donations to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

Just imagine having to go through this.  Where do you get food for your children?  How do you get a change of clothes to replace the ones you've been wearing for the past 3 days?  What happens when you run out of formula or diapers for your infant/toddler?  How nice would it be to have a clean toothbrush?  All these little things that we all take for granted on a daily basis.

Pass the word on!  Repost this, if you like or link back to this post to get the word out.  Scroll down and share this post on Facebook.  Every little bit counts and helps so many!

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