Its horrible about those tornadoes that ran through the south east last week. I am from Alabama, and that is where majority of destruction, devastation and deaths were. It saddens me, because I am so far away, I can't do much to help! I am going to try to raise money to help them, but you have to help me too! I am having a Yesteryear Soaps purchase party to benefit victims of the storms. How it will work:
Yesteryear is going to send me a three bar sampler. I picked EXOTIC - I should be getting them soon, Shortly after I receive them, I will write a review on them, then, a few days later be hosting the party right here from my blog! You can stop by anytime on that certain specific day, which I will let you know in the review (so keep your eyes peeled for it!)
A percentage of the money from the soaps sales from my blog, will be sent through paypal. Please tell as many people as you can about this, and I have below included pictures, links, and videos of the storms aftermath.
It is tragic and shocking. So sad over 340 lives were lost in the massive storm system that is claimed to have spawned as many as 100= tornadoes. No one ever thinks it will happen to them. No matter where you are, you are never safe from disasters such as these, there are always Tsunamis, Earthquakes, Nuclear disasters, Tornadoes, Floods, Hurricanes, Fires, Plane Crashes, Car Crashes, .. I hate to be morbid, but it is true. Our lives are precious and fragile and should NOT be taken for granted. Still we as a whole are caring and compassionate and we must help each other out when we can. How can we do so? By donating money, items, food, or a hand.
You can make a cash gift online or by visiting your local Red Cross office, and you can text message REDCROSS to 90999 to give a $10 donation via your mobile phone.
ABC News video
Tornado victims and survivors photos have been found as far away as the neighboring states. A facebook page was set up to reconnect people with their lost precious photographs.
Donation and volunteer information
Damage total cost
Video of officials touring damage
Pleasant grove looting and curfew
Grief stricken first responders
A riveting photo slideshow
Tuscaloosa, a city of more than 83,000 that saw some of the worst damage
How can you help?
Heres an article about EXACTLY what I was talking about above. Being hard to take it too seriously. A MUST READ!
Animals Lost & Found from the Tornadoes in Alabama on 4/27/11
Sobering article by Associated Press
Other things you need to know
Aerial damage of Tuscaloosa damage
Four videos of the tornado
People across the country can help support Tide Loads of Hope by purchasing a Tide Loads of Hope vintage tee by visiting www.tideloadsofhope.com. All of the profits from the tees go to help families affected by natural disaster.
The one thing NOT to do
Do not travel to a storm-ravaged community unless you have the means to provide entirely for yourself (food and shelter), and even then realize that local authorities may not be able to accommodate you. It's best to travel with an organization that's made arrangements with local authorities to participate in relief operations.
It will be a long road to recovery....
~There are some debts that cannot be repaid, only honored. God bless you all who help.~