Sometimes it takes a personal story for us to really see the need when other people are experiencing a tragedy.
Today, even though I had been aware of the horrible after math of the recent tornadoes in Joplin, MO, I finally saw the human side of it.
My friend Tracey shared about the moms of young children in Joplin who had lost their homes. It hadn't occurred to me, but these moms probably didn't crawl into their bathtub or basement with their baby's lovey or pacifier. And of course, the Wal-Mart suffered a lot of damage so they couldn't just go out and replace these items easily. They can't really do any of the daily stuff of raising preschoolers easily.
So Tracey, because she is awesome and responded when she saw the need, created an Amazon.com Wish List for the moms of Joplin, MO. On this wish list are things like pacifiers, diapers, blankets, and other items that moms will need in the coming weeks but won't have easy access too.
The MOPS group of Joplin is the intended recipient and will be distributing the received items as they come in. (Did I mention Tracey is a MOPS leader? She really loves moms!) When you buy the items on the Wish List, they will automatically ship to the MOPS group's home church (College Heights Christian Church). This makes the process so easy!
And if you decide to make a donation, you should sign up for Amazon Mom first. This will get you free shipping on several items in this Wish List (plus stuff you might buy for yourself down the road).
Here's what I ordered:
I placed my order tonight using money I've earned writing sponsored posts on this blog. Thanks for reading those posts and making this donation possible. If you decide to order something from the Joplin MOPS Amazon Wish List, leave a comment and let me know!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Shared by Jennifer at 5/25/2011 09:28:00 PM
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