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Monday, May 16, 2011

Tornado Relief- Something You Can Do To Make a Difference

This evening I was browsing the blogosphere and came across this post. I hear about disasters like the one in Alabama and always wish that there is something that I can do. I have been so blessed and out there, there are so many people who have had their whole world knocked out from under them. And I love it when someone has a good idea on ways that I can actually help from where I am.
 Kristen Cooper writes the blog Couponing to Disney about how she uses the money she saves from coupons to pay for Disney vacations. Her hometown of Moody, Alabama was hit by a tornado causing wide-spread destruction. Her neighbors are in dire need of basic necessities. Now this is the part where Amazon helps you and I to save the world, you can get on Amazon, order items that are needed and ship them for free if they cost $25 or more, or if you have an Amazon Prime membership. I love that this is so simple, cost-efficient and helps people with something that they really need. If you order diapers or baby wipes and you have an Amazon Mom Prime Membership, you can get up to 30% off. Just add it to your cart and ship to the following address.

Disaster Relief
c/o First Baptist Church of Moody
902 Church Street
Moody, AL 35004

Items that they still need: 
Baby supplies (including diapers, wipes, A&D Ointment, baby food and juices)
Can openers
Convenience food (snack type)
Diabetic Monitors with Strips
First aid kits
Non-perishable food items
Over the counter medications (mainly Tylenol)
Shampoo and Conditioner
Soap Powders and Cleaning Supplies
Socks and underwear *NEW*
Sunscreen and Bug Spray
Trash bags

Now, you don't have to order through Amazon. You can just as easily order from Target, Walmart or where ever you please. I like Amazon because I have found that they generally have the best prices on baby supplies and you can find many other items from the needs list.


  1. Thank you for posting this! I always want a way to help directly, and this is awesome.

  2. Thanks for sharing this idea. I'm doing a fundraiser to help Tuscaloosa tornado victims without requiring donations. It's intended to help people save money through cash back rebates at stores like Walmart, Target, Kmart, Sears, and Walgreens which could be used to purchase the items on your list and donated. There's a reward compensation plan that will help me raise money to donate to help victims. To learn more, go to