Monday, June 6, 2011


My living room has resembled a warehouse and/or bomb shelter for the past few weeks...

...but with good reason. :)

(Hardy's beloved duck made a cameo in this one.)

I've had readers from all over the country that wanted to help my city in the recovery after the April 27th tornado.  I have had 11 (to my count) readers send everything from toothpaste to toys to people of this town over the past month and a half!

Because of YOU GUYS, Temporary Emergency Services has received...
1 box of toys, books, and art supplies for children
1 box of food and disposable plates
10 bottles, 3 sets of Take n Toss dishes
8 packs of baby wipes
5 packs diapers
7 packs of formula, 1 pack of cereal, 2 cases of baby food
6 (SIX!) boxes of clothes for men, women, and children
10 packs of socks and underwear
7 Target and WalMart gift cards

All because of YOU!!!  That's incredible!!

If you sent something to me, I'm going to be emailing you personally and thanking you this week.  If you don't hear from me by the end of the week, please email me and just make sure I got your shipment!

And I still have some donations coming in.  If you're still interested in helping, the biggest things Tuscaloosa/North Alabama need right now are...

(Per Temporary Emergency Services)

  • Gatorade or other sports drinks
  • Flavored drink mix packets to mix with water
  • Packing tape- We have to make several trips to buy this a day!
  • ANY Cleaning Supplies
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dishwashing Detergent
  • NEWBORN Diapers
  • Pull-ups
  • Small Bags of Chips
  • Plastic/Styrofoam Cups
  • Garbage Bags
  • Sharpies
  • Jelly
  • Canned Meat
  • Tuna
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Soup
  • Granola Bars
  • Energy Bars
  • Shrink Wrap
  • Chips
  • Baked Beans
  • Pallets
  • Brooms
  • Mops
  • Plastic Forks
  • Plastic Spoons
  • Rice
  • Juice
  • Large Underwear Sizes
  • LARGE Clothing (2x and bigger)
  • Children's Medicines (Adivl, Tylenol, Etc.)
  • Silverware
  • Pot & Pans
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Meat for Indian Mike to cook and feed our wonderful volunteers and the victims who are still without power and their homes!
  • Keep in mind that these are our biggest needs, not our only needs.  The only thing we are not accepting at this time is clothing.
If you have any of these things, check here for donation sites and mailing addresses if you don't have a site.

Again, THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!  I am so impressed with how much better things are looking every day, and it's because of people like you!!