If you're like me, it's hard to switch off news coverage of the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Irma's sweep of the entire state of Florida. On many occasions I've thought, "How can I help?" It all seems so overwhelming. Well here's a quick and easy way to send your love to the smallest victims of the destruction.
The Tampa, Florida-based nonprofit BabyCycle is in need of diapers, wipes, formula and other supplies to distribute throughout their state. All you need to do is donate funds to help BabyCycle help those in need. Here's a quick link to the donation page. I tried it, and my donation went through in under a minute.
Another way to help is to donate products via the BabyCycle Amazon wish list you can access here. Items purchased through the wish list will be shipped directly to a temporary dry, secure warehouse, and then distributed to families in need.
If you happen to be local and would like to donate, you can drop off items at the following physical address, marked to the care of JAS Energy: 6565 44th Street North, Ste 1005, Pinellas Park, FL 33781. You can view a full list of needed items, including diapers and Pull Ups, and baby food and diaper bags, here.
"Every little bit helps," said BabyCycle Founder, Torrie Jasuwan, in a press release. "These basics are necessities that no family should ever have to go without, especially following a natural disaster, when supplies are harder to come by."
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families who are braving the clearly very difficult conditions in Florida!
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And here's a link to find out how you can continue to help those families impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.