When I was in elementary school a tornado ripped through our backyard. I will never forget how trees were uprooted and all the crazy damage. That was my first experience with a tornado. Living in Oklahoma, you just learn about tornadoes first hand. In school you have tornado drills and learn how to curl up in a ball and put your hands over your head. You never think it will actually happen though. The wrath of a tornado is horrific. And this week was the worst I've seen.
Being this close to it is absolutely heartbreaking. As I watched the news coverage of babies being pulled from the wreckage. A complete war zone. The things you see only in movies. To scroll through facebook and see friends post pictures and videos of their flattened homes.
As I sat in tears on my couch last night it was killing me. I wanted so badly to do something, but I had no idea what I could do. I knew my husband would drop everything and go dig people out of their homes if they would let him. But my main responsibility is to be mama to my babies. Thats when an idea came to me. If I lost everything, taking care of my babies would be my primary concern.
So I put out a simple tweet offering to purchase & deliver diapers.
— kara-kae james (@momdiggity) May 21, 2013
You guys sent over close to $1000 in just a few hours.
I went and cleaned off the shelves at the store. Filling 4 shopping carts full of diapers, wipes and formula.
It brought such joy to be to be able to help out the families of those who lost everything. As a mama with 3 babies, diapers are a huge part of my life and I know it's the practical needs that will mean the most to those hurting families!
Thank you SO much for all you did to help! I will still be taking donations through Wednesday evening, so send those on over!