Operation Compassion and Kimberly-Clark Partner on West Virginia Flooding

By , July 1, 2016

KIMBERLY-CLARKHuggies and The National Diaper Bank Network have partnered with Operation Compassion and local relief agencies to donate 200,000 Huggies diapers to West Virginia families in need. In addition, our friends across Kimberly-Clark Corporation (United States) have also answered the call; Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Kleenex, U by Kotex, Cottenelle and Viva Towels have made significant donations to the relief effort as part of our commitment to providing essentials for a better life.

6cdeafc5-a008-43d1-8bf3-61b93eb53fa9In order to distribute these products in a timely fashion, Operation Compassion has partnered with local fire departments and Greenbrier County in their consolidated relief efforts. The Greenbrier Resort and the Greenbrier Valley Airport are serving as storage and distribution centers. Both sites are shuttling supplies into individual communities. Local fire departments in Rainelle, Rupert, Alderson and White Sulpher Springs are also serving as distribution points. The Greenbrier County Sheriff’s Department is working to ensure the supplies are protected.

screenshot_2016-06-25_at_5-4-1With the addition of these 6 new relief sites in West Virginia, Operation Compassion now has a total of 11 relief sites actively serving the needs of the survivors of this “1,000 year flood.” Critical needs are still being met but some of the most requested items has been for adult diapers, chemical masks, diaper rash crème, bug spray and rain boots.

The White Sulpher Springs National Fish Hatchery has lost 80% of the 18,000 trout housed. Most of the fish, some as long as 2 feet, are in town rotting in the streets drawing black flies, mosquitoes and other insects. The need for the masks, boots, gloves and other safety equipment is of great need for the clean-up of the fish and other wildlife that were destroyed.

1399894_630x354Operation Compassion appreciates the strategic partnership of Kimberly-Clark in providing so many products for distribution throughout the ravaged areas of West Virginia. We will continue to work together as we help families and communities through this monumental disaster.

A donation today could save a life tomorrow!

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Operation Compassion

114 Stuart Road, NE Suite 370
Cleveland, TN 37312
423.728.3932 Office
423.728.3958 Fax

www.operationcompassion.org

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