Saturday, May 18, 2013

Get Your Church, Book Club, Etc. Involved

I understand none of us have a years supplie of toiletries under our beds unless maybe you are a couponer who has amazing talents. So asking all of my readers to send toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, feminine products, etc.  is daunting!

However, I believe we should be getting our local churches involved to help and we can do it simply by asking our pastors to take up a special offering and use that money to purchase and mail off a box of much needed items.

How wonderful to be in the midst of such devastation and see an organization from another state sent an entire box of toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, bandages, hand sanitizer, etc.

What would it take to send off a large box of necessities?  Diaper boxes are huge and bulky, however, if you open them up and place them into a large priority mail box or box similar in size, much easier to ship.

One thing I remembered hearing Hurricane Katrina survivors say during clean up is how they ran through bandages and hand sanitizer like crazy and they never had enough flashlights and batteries.

Looking for a place to mail these things or even quilts?

For those interested in sending quilts to Police personnel the address for the Granbury, TX PD is:
116 W. Bridge Street
Granbury, TX 76048

There is also a mission in the area taking donations:
St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church
2301 Acton Highway
Granbury, TX 76049

Mission Granbury
1310 Weatherford Highway
Granbury, TX  76049

I am sure any of these organizations would appreciate quilts and small care packages to replenish toiletries, bandages, batteries, etc. 

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