We have the privilege of helping families get healthy, nutritious food each week. Every time we hear of a natural disaster we want to find a way to help the victims get access to food and water. Today’s tornadoes in Oklahoma are some of the worst our country has seen and our hearts go out to the victims. Fortunately, in this circumstance, everything has fallen into place for the participants of Bountiful Baskets to share more than just our hearts.
One of our awesome produce venders is offering a truck, driver, and fuel to transport low-preparation food items such as fresh fruit, granola bars, bread, and water to the areas of OK that are hardest hit. We are SO EXCITED to open up the opportunity to participate in this good cause to ALL of our participants and their friends and family.
There are two ways to help:
- Contribute for a basket at the site of your choice (ie. your regular site NOT a site within the disaster areas). Choose the Help Oklahoma add-on and add your donations in $3 increments. 100% of this donation will go to provide food for Oklahoma tornado victims.
- Donate without contributing by sending any amount of money via Paypal (use the “transfer” “send someone money” tabs and send to:
Please remember this is NOT tax deductible but we WILL use our amazing group purchasing power to get all the food and water we can to the people who so desperately need it. We know that there are many other organizations that help with disaster relief. We hope that if you choose not to donate through our system you will find an organization that meets your donation requirements and give generously to them. Whether you send $1 or $100 you are working with so many other people and you will be making a significant difference for folks in Oklahoma. We will take pictures and share all of our efforts both on our blog and on our Facebook pages. Our awesome Volunteer Area Coordinators and Volunteer Site Coordinators will be helping distribute the food just like they do every week!
Thank you so much for helping to make Sally and Tanya’s dream of helping a reality. We see all of the amazing things that are accomplished by a total VOLUNTEER work-force each week and we know that together we are going to do something amazing that will bless countless lives!
Just a note to say a big THANK YOU for any and all help for those who need it here in Oklahoma. Until you have actually seen the destruction that a tornado leaves behind – well, let’s just say the pictures don’t do it true justice.
Again – Thank you all.