You can help TODAY
I thought I’d pass along these messages from other Houston area mothers who are doing phenomenal things to help victims of Katrina…
Today and Saturday, donations to help mothers and babies will be accepted at A Woman’s Work:
Organizing this donation drive is a group of psychologist moms who want to help the many families seeking refuge in our city following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. These families are in need of so much. The focus of this donation drive is to help these families provide for their children.
In addition to making cash donations to the Red Cross and other organizations, this donation drive encourages families to donate new or gently used baby and childcare items, including:
– Diapers of all sizes
– Baby Wipes
– Formula (expiration dates MUST be on the container)
– Baby Bottles
– Jars of baby food of all types
– Baby gear
Donations will be accpted at “A Woman’s Work” at 2401 Rice at Morningside in the Rice Village on Friday Sep 2 and Sat Sep 3 between 11am-4pm. They will be working with the Houston Food Bank to distribute these goods to needy families.
Also, Palmer Memorial in the med center (across from Rice University) is feeding dinner to Katrina victims starting today. Many injured or sick people were transferred to the hospitals in the medical center. Palmer Memorial is trying to make sure their families are fed and taken care of in their time of need. They plan to offer dinner every night to as many as 1000 people for as long as they need to keep cooking.
Palmer Memorial will also be helping to provide personal hygiene items, books, toys, stuffed animals, socks, underwear, etc….
If you have free time and would like to offer to help in any other way or if your church, scout troop, or friends would like to, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.