Friday, May 24, 2013

Support Tornado Victims in Oklahoma

Hi everyone! I'm on the road today, so this is a no-frills blog post, but I have a very important message! I mentioned yesterday on Beauty Broadcast Live that I was in touch with an Oklahoma City news anchor, Jaime Cerreta, about relief efforts in Moore, Oklahoma. I wanted to know the best place to send donations of toiletries/cosmetics and she was very helpful and pointed me in the right direction.

I just got off the phone with an employee at First Baptist Church in Moore, which is serving as a command post for services and supplies. She said they would be happy to accept any monetary donations, as well as donations of any unopened toiletry or cosmetic products. So anything from toothpaste to deodorant to shampoo to makeup... would be something they could distribute to the victims being served. When I mentioned makeup, the lady I was speaking with said, "I hadn't thought about that- but I'd imagine that would be a great help!" :)

Here's the address to send to:

First Baptist Church of Moore 
Tornado Relief Donation
301 NE 27th St. 
Moore, OK 73160

Thanks so much for taking time to read this post, and I hope we can all do our part helping those who have lost everything. When you lose your home, you lose that sense of normalcy in your life. I think toiletries and beauty items could at least help restore that regular routine. I know the tornado victims are dealing with far greater losses than the contents of their bathroom cabinets and makeup drawers, but I figure it'd be nice to cover that for them-- as they're busy handling more personal matters.

A big thank you to my inspiration to help-- twitter follower @neighohmy who packed up a makeup bag for one of her students who was impacted by the tornado. Such a nice way to lend a hand!

  

14 comments:

  1. @neighohmy is my favorite! She is so sweet and give so much in order to help others. She does it all while looking gorgeous because of your makeup tips. Love you forever coach! <3

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  2. Thanks for posting this Emily! Our state really needs a lot of help right now. I'm planning to go and help out next weekend.

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  3. Emily this is such a great resourse. I think so many people are willing to help, they just don't know where direct what they have to offer. Thanks for stepping up and reaching out to the people you know. So many of us can't give them the big things that they need, but we can give them the small things that count too, and help restore small things that were part of their everyday life. I know wet'n'wild pallets put a smile on my face, So hopefully it will bring one to them too. I'll be sending things their way!

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  4. Thanks Emily! So nice of you to get this information out there! Are they taking money donations or just items?

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  5. Emily, tomorrow I am spending my day helping my friends who lost half their house. My friends room was spared so she still has her makeup items but this is a fabulous idea. Some Oklahomans are scrambling for the basics. It's easy to forget that sometimes feeling beautiful can help bolster spirits.

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  6. $25.00 gift cards to Walmart is very helpful too!!

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  7. Such a very thoughtful post Emily, thank you for letting us know about this opportunity :) I'll be sure to send things their way!

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  8. My heart go out to all that are suffering :-( X

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  9. ^Wanda, you are SO right. Gift cards can be a life saver when you suddenly realise you need something you hadn't considered. Great initiative, Emily and @neighohmy!

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  10. I know they are definitely taking monetary donations also.

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  11. That's a great idea. Anyone who is planning on donating makeup items, CVS is starting their makeup clearance time. I just got a revlon lipstick for 75% off. I'll probably go back and grab up some of the other items that are on clearance but weren't the right color for me. They might be perfect for someone else.

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  12. :) that is so kind of you Emily

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  13. Thank you Emily! Our community really appreciates it. This tornado was half mile from my house and it was a day ill never forget. This tornado did unimaginable damage, pictures don't really tell the story.

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  14. Thanks so much for this post Emily, it definitely encouraged me to do a care package for them.
    I am praying for all the people in Ok. God bless you....

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