Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Helping Tornado Victims

There were many of us who were fortunate to come out of the round of tornadoes (up to 25 across the state) unscathed. But there were some who were severely affected and damaged by this natural disaster. We at MiCHill believe that the Triangle is one big community, and we should help our neighbors. Let's start helping those close to home.

Our friend, Katie, at Discovering the Southern Piece of Heaven blog forwarded us the following information for how you can help. And we are pleased to pass this along and encourage you to do what you can.

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Are you looking for a way to help out with tornado relief, but you aren't certain how? While the immediate needs are, of course, food and shelter, can you imagine being a child and not only not understanding why you cannot go home, but not having toys, books and stuffed animals? The youngest tornado victims need our help!!!

A mom living in Durham started an email request for children in need that has grown into an even larger effort. We will be collecting gently used toys, books and other children's items, as well as diapers, sealed containers of formula and other unused baby hygiene items for children impacted by the storm. These will be distributed to shelters and other agencies who will make sure those who are in need receive them.

There are various drop-off points listed below.

Additionally, if you are willing to volunteer to help with this effort, whether to help pick up and sort items, deliver them to the agencies that need them, or act as a neighborhood drop-off location, please contact us at southernpartheaven@gmail.com.

Please help spread the word!

Current drop-off points:

Chapel Hill:
Strays (formerly known as Ship and Shop)
Southern Village (between Bloom and Weaver Street)
300 Market Street, ste 130
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Durham:
4809 Marvin Drive
Durham, NC 27707

Morrisville:
Diapering Doula
4109 Grace Park Drive
Morrisville, NC 27506

Raleigh:
Brooks Avenue Church of Christ
700 Brooks Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607-4132

Wilson:
Playdate of Wilson
2801 Ward Blvd # 3T
Wilson, NC 27893-1733
(in the Brentwood shopping center)

Chapman's Chiropractic Center (Dr. Chad Cato)
2231 Nash Street NW
Suite A
Wilson, NC 27896

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