Last night, I watched the news with my husband. In cold, detached tones, a reporter told the story of a baby boy whose lifeless body had been discovered that day; he had been ripped from his mother’s arms by the tornado’s winds.
Here in Connecticut, we have little familiarity with tornadoes. Blizzards? Yep, we get those. But tornadoes don’t tend to whip through our mountains and trees. So maybe I can’t relate too well. But my heart breaks at the devastation… and I cannot help but wish there were more I could do.
The lovely Amanda happened to share a quick tweet today that made it possible for me to, easily, do a little…
If you simply follow this link, you will find a wish list of a MOPS group from Joplin, MO. Their desires are simple: diapers, wipes, socks, cups, teddy bears, toiletry kits. It is easy-peasy to click and send someone an item that is so desperately needed.
Won’t you join me in reaching out? I promise- it takes only a second. The most challenging part for me was copying/pasting the address for shipping. I’ll put it here for you so you have it in a separate tab when you order (do you like my optimism there?):
Joplin MOPS- C/O Sarah Myers
107 TERRILL LN
CARL JUNCTION, MO 64834-9656
This Memorial Day weekend, as we remember how blessed we are to live in such a great nation- a nation worth fighting for-won’t you reach out to help our neighbors who are suffering?