After Ike in 2008 I learned


Clothing is plentiful in the donation world, thank you. It is daunting for them at first, wait 3 weeks and send some then.

Hygiene items are needed ASAP

Often forgotten things

Diapers for adults, pad, tampons, lip balm, diaper rash cream, breast milk pumps, cream for breasts during breast feeding, Pedialite (there will be sick babies) Ensure for adults who need that kind of supplement (the elderly), pet food, poop bags for pet waste, tooth brushes, tooth paste, bars of soap, hand sanitizer, hand lotion. 

Immediate clothing need – new unopened packs of socks and undies, every size you can think of.

Our particular shelter had a need for plus sized (big and tall) man’s clothing, luckily I knew a guy and we filled that one need, but these are the often forgotten clothing sizes. Look for churches that have an address and buy some of the inexpensive specialty size clothes on Amazon and have them ship direct. 

This is a PSA from someone who is tired of being familiar with hurricane relief. 

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