Over the week-end flooding increased in southern Louisiana to near record levels as thousands were displaced from their homes and businesses were destroyed or severely damaged. As rain continued to fall at record rates more than 7,000 emergency rescues of stranded homeowners and drivers were performed by first responders.
Operation Compassion is partnering with Feed the Children to help the church provide kids with the supplies they need to go back to school. Through this unique partnership, you can get a standardized set of backpacks and supplies delivered right to your door for significantly less than retail price. Then your church can get “hands-on” to assemble them and deliver them to kids in your community.
Huggies 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.
Reprinted from Huggies 06/28/2016
Last week’s devastating floods in West Virginia have left many residents without the basic necessities to care for their families, especially those with babies.
West Virginia was hit late last week with what is being called “a 1,000 year flood” after torrential rains dropped more than 10 inches of rain in several counties, the worst being in Greenbrier County where 17 people were killed and scores of homes and businesses were destroyed. In other locations, at least 8 people were killed bringing the total death toll to at least 25 with some people still reported as missing.