K.I.D.S. Oklahoma Relief Efforts

by K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc.

Summary

Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (K.I.D.S.) is working with local Oklahoma partners to provide families living in Moore, Luther, Carney, Shawnee, Little Axe, and Prague, with critical essentials, including clothing, shoes, blankets, and baby supplies.
$5,000
total goal
$4,654
remaining
11
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

An enormous tornado roared through Oklahoma City suburbs, killing a dozen and injuring hundreds more on May 20, 2013. Many were left homeless, carrying their belongings in garbage bags and trying to salvage what they could from what was left of their homes. The twister pulverized entire city blocks, leaving behind miles of mangled cars. "The whole city looks like a debris field," said Mayor Glenn Lewis of Moore. K.I.D.S. needs your help to bring critical relief supplies to victims in Oklahoma.

Solution

Currently, K.I.D.S. is doing what we do best: mobilizing the manufacturing and retail communities to help the hardest hit victims through donations of brand new products. Companies, such as Gerber's Childrenswear, The Vitamin Shoppe, VANS, and Carters, have donated over $1 million worth of goods, but we need your help to deliver these items to Oklahoma families. For every $1 donated, K.I.D.S. can distribute $10 worth of merchandise - imagine that number multiplied! Act now on behalf of a child.

Long-Term Impact

Since its inception in 1985, K.I.D.S. has responded quickly and effectively to natural disasters throughout the U.S. and overseas. While our immediate relief efforts are critical to children and families' survival, K.I.D.S.' response extends beyond the immediate - we are in it for the long-haul. In Oklahoma, K.I.D.S. will work with local partners to ensure that families receive basic essentials for the remainder of 2013, so that they can focus on rebuilding their homes, cities and neighborhoods.

Resources

http:/​/​www.kidsdonations.org

Organization Information

K.I.D.S./Fashion Delivers, Inc.

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.donateproduct.com
Project Leader:
Cristina Morais
Development Manager
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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