Many of you are “newer” couponers, but some might remember the huge donation drive that we did for the people in Joplin Mo. 3 1/2 years ago when their town was destroyed by tornados.
My husband and son hauled all the supplies YOU guys donated and spent some time helping rebuild. It was a great experience for them to work together. My Mom was also driving through at that time and took some amazing and haunting photos of the aftermath and the devastation. These are her pictures in this post.
Today on my site a women named Rachel left this comment:
I live in Joplin. I just happened upon this sight in a Google search for sending coupons to the troops. (lol). And yes, I realize this is an old post. And it’s been almost 3 1/2 years later. But I CAN NOT thank you all enough for any donations or help you might have done/sent. It was unimaginable. You could never dream the amount of Volunteers we had here. The people literally walking down the road handing out supplies, or wanting to help you find what possessions you had left, or clean up the debris. My heart goes out to you all. Our hearts, as a community, go out to you all. There isn’t one person in this town that I have ran into since, that wouldn’t tell you the help that poured in was amazing. We never dreamed that so many people would come to help people they never met. Or send the amount of supplies you did. Thank you, thank you, thank you! And honestly, thank you still doesn’t describe how appreciative we are still. You helped us manage a time in our lives that we didn’t know how to go forward.
I am pretty much still bawling… Couponers are awesome people! I tell you all the time we donate so much! I am so grateful for couponing that has allowed me to be able to give back, because I am no longer struggling to just take care of myself. During this holiday season we should look for opportunities to give back and help one another!