Friday, April 29

Couponers Unite for Southern Victims

I ran across this email from Clipper Girl's Savings Spot today and wanted to share it.  Please pass it on and share. The more the word gets out the more WE can help!

One of my blogging buddies, Kristin from Couponing to Disney, emailed me that her town was devastated by one of the tornados that hit in Alabama.  I am sure that many of you have already seen the devastation on the news of the storm that span 7 states yesterday.  Kristin and her church have organized an online donation drive to assist those in her area.
As couponers, I know that many of you have large stockpiles and even larger hearts.  I wanted to share her email so that you would have an opportunity to share with those that have lost everything.
Yesterday morning my town was hit by a tornado. We suffered loss of homes, businesses, vehicles, etc. Praise the Lord we did not suffer many losses of life. Unfortunately, it wasn’t over. Later in the day, more tornadoes touched the ground in Alabama killing at least 194 people. This line of storms spanning 7 states took a total of 298 lives and more than 163 tornadoes reportedly ransacked the south.

Southerners are in dire need of some of the most basic necessities and I am working with my local church to start an online donation drive to help the victims of these storms. If you have any items that you would love to mail to us, we will gladly take them. Here are a few things that we are in need of:
dishwashing soap
laundry detergent
hand sanitizer
clothing in all sizes
shoes in all sizes
small toys for displaced children
ziploc bags
bandaids and other first aid products
femine products
baby formula
baby food
toilet paper
individual juices

We will gladly take anything that you are willing to send.
You can mail your donations to my church. We will ensure they get into the right hands. You have my personal guarantee that all donations will be distributed:

Disaster Relief
c/o First Baptist Church of Moody

902 Church Street

Moody, AL 35004

If you would like to send a monetary donation, please memo your check as Disaster Relief.

Other places to donate:
You can send a monetary donation to
Salvation Army Disaster Relief
PO Box 100339
Atlanta, GA 30384-0339

Red Cross is taking text donations. Just text text “REDCROSS” to 90999 to donate $10.
My friend Christie who works with the Birmingham News is maintaining a master list of all organizations here.
And above all, we request your prayers. God bless!

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