Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Needy?

Unlike some charities, The American Baptist Convention is asking for specific items to be sent. I believe they send different lists to different areas. Our State is collecting them at the Ne. State Convention next weekend and trucking them to affiliated churches in the Katrina ravaged areas, for further distribution.
My wife wanted me to take the list and go to the store to pick-up what we could afford to donate. I looked at the list and recognized it immediately. I needed to buy three of everything. Two to send and one to bring home. We too, were out of all of these things.

10 comments:

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

its good you helping in whatever ways you can...make it 4 of everything..I am out of a lot of stuff too:)

JUST A MOM said...

haha Your just too funny,,, store trips are just too much fun for me. Don't forget the NoDoZ.

Jamie Dawn said...

The faith-based organizations (particulary the local churches) are really stepping up to the plate on this.
I wouldn't be surprised if there are churches helping out from every state in the nation.
We too have taken the opportunities to give money and to purchase specific needed items.
We are not well off, but I think if people let that stand in the way of them giving a little, then they are missing out on the blessing that comes from reaching out to others and meeting needs outside of your own. I urge everyone to take part.

Jamie Dawn said...

Be sure you stock up on Tampons. That was one of the things on my list, and my guess is you're running low on those.

Cliff Morrow said...

It's tempting folks... but I'll leave it alone.

Jerry said...

Cliff, I don't know what to say after JD's comment either. Hmmm.

How 'bout them Yankees?

Dan said...

I heard they're sending a truck load of tampons to New Orleans to........nevermind, I guess I am also to chicken to go there!

Green-Eyed Lady(GEL) said...

Your humor, even in serious situations, is a gift. :)
And yes, "personal hygeine" items for both genders are high on the universally needed lists. That includes things you would touch, Clifferes, like soap, deoderant, shampoo, combs, etc. ;)

We're sending packages full of needed things to several places but ONLY those on legitimate links and those that WANT items, not $. (Otherwise, efforts are hampered, not helped.)

Our area is also housing the homeless from Katrina so there are many drop off points at schools and such for items needed. Great post, Cliff.

Anonymous said...

(In case my comment above is unclear, I did NOT mean don't donate $.) I meant only send items to places that are equipped to handle packages and ONLY send the items THEY SPECIFY.
Take care, all
Green-Eyed Lady

Cliff Morrow said...

You didn't have me fooled Gel. Thanks for the visit./