Katrina Relief: More Than Just Money

There are more ways to help victims of hurricane Katrina than just donating money. My aunt is helping out a church in Alabama and sent the following instructions for putting together care boxes

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NEEDED IMMEDIATELY:

Send to: Christian Life Church
Attn: Hurricane Recovery
25550 Canal Road
Orange Beach, AL 36561

Please mark contents heading on outside of package.

SUPPLIES (PLEASE PUT IN A BOX MARKED SUPPLIES)
Waterless Antibacterial soap (2 or 3 per box)
Bug Spray (2)
Manuel Can Openers (1)
Garbage bags (to keep bedding and clothing dry) (5)
Plastic forks, spoons, knives, and cups (put in a zip-loc bag with at least 6 items)

BABY SUPPLIES (PLEASE PUT IN A SEPARATE BOX MARKED BABY SUPPLIES)
Diapers
Baby Food
Baby Spoons
Baby Wipes
Children?s Tylenol or Advil
Formula
Bottles ? with disposable plastic liners
Bibs
Socks

BEDDING SUPPLIES (PLEASE PUT IN A BOX MARKED BEDDING)
Blankets
Pillows
Blankets
Air Mattresses
Sleeping Bags

Bedding (please put in a plastic bag marked bedding)

FOOD (PLEASE PUT IN A BOX MARKED FOOD)

Canned Food (meats, beans, vegetables, soups, etc)
Crackers (1 box)
Peanut Butter (1)
Breakfast Items (3)
Dry Milk
Kool-Aid

TOILETRY ITEMS (PLEASE PUT IN A BOX MARKED TOILETRY ITEMS)
Bath Towels (4)
Bath Rags (4)
Bath Soap (1)
Shampoo & Condition (1)
Razors ? men and women (2)
Shave cream
Hair Brush

MEDICAL ITEMS (PLEASE PUT IN A BOX MARKED MEDICAL ITEMS)
Band-Aids (1 box)
Peroxide (1)
Rubbing Alcohol (1)
Gauze (1 box)
Advil (1)
Pepto Bismol (1)

MISC. ITEMS:
AA or AAA Batteries
Small battery powered fan
Rain Coat
Rain Boots
Bug Spray
Water
Racks/Shovels/Axes/Manuel Saws
Roof Tarps & Roofing Nails
Small suitcase with wheels
Tents

Send clean clothes in good condition to (Keep in mind they will need warmer clothes like sweatshirts for the fall and winter):

Ellen Chapman
6194 Highway 59
Apt. Q-3
Gulf Shores, AL 36535

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Comments 1

  1. Emily T wrote:

    Thanks for posting this, Eric. I was looking for something else to do besides donating money and I think you just solved that for me.

    Posted 16 Sep 2005 at 3:34 am

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