April 27th two yrs ago my mom and dad lost their home due to a tornado that ripped through the Manchester/Warm Springs Georgia area. The events of yesterday brought all those emotions back. I know what those families are feeling this morning and what they are about to experience in trying to put their lives back together.
We were so blessed with the overwhelming outpouring of support and help. I'm sure the communities in Oklahoma will do the same for their own, but as I tried to go to sleep last night I thought Lord what can I do??? I'm just one person. The Lord has laid it on my heart for our community to make an impact for these families by reaching out to them and helping.
Red Cross can only do so much. With so much devastation they're going to need all the help they can get, and fast. It can take days or, most often weeks, for insurance to do what their designed to do.
I’m asking you to go to your closets or local Walmart, Tagret, or Dollar Stores and put a set of clothing together for a gender and size. It’s going to be 85+ degrees by this weekend and those families are going to be rummaging through what might be left of their homes and start clearing and cleaning.
A t-shirt & a pair of shorts or jeans, a thin jacket, a pair of sneakers, anything you feel someone who’s lost everything might need. They also need toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo & conditioner, combs & brushes, first aid kits.
Use a zip lock bag put your items of clothing or hygiene items in the bag and on the outside of the bag take a sharpie and write whatever sizes on the outside.
Examples to write on outside of bag:
Girl size 2X shorts & top
Women size 10 pants & shirt
Boys size 14 jeans & t-shirt
Men size 32 shorts - Lg t-shirt
If you’d rather donate a gift card from Walmart, Home Depot, Lowes or a check, cash whatever you heart feels lead to do. Please bring donations to:
My Pampered Pooch
2862 W Hwy 54
Peachtree City, Ga 30269
Drop Off Times:
Monday – Saturday 8 am – 6 pm
Sunday noon – 6 pm
If you can’t get them to us we may be able to arrange pickup depending on amount. So what's the fastest way to get the ball rolling???? Email and social media PLEASE forward to as many of your contacts as possible. If you belong to a small group and would like to put a collection together please contact me asap! I plan to rent a truck and have it packed ASAP and if we need to rent more than we will.