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Shagley
09-06-2005, 09:44 AM
I hope this is okay to post this here. If anyone is looking for an immediate way to help Katrina victims, this message was just sent out from the Assistant Dean at the College that I work at (University of Illinois College of Medicine). This is a legitimate request, so if anyone can help, I'm sure it will be appreciated.

Shelley (Shagley)

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Please distribute this email to anyone you think might help. LSU
Student Health Center is in desperate need for help now.

YOUR INDIVIDUAL HELP IS NEEDED NOW!

Please purchase a box of baby diapers or cans of baby formula or any
of the items on the supply list below, put a shipping label on it and
ship it directly to the Louisiana State University at the address
shown. Mark it "Katrina Relief".

The Student Health Center at LSU in Baton Rouge has set up a
makeshift medical facility in the campus field house. They have been
working around the clock caring for the sick and injured victims of
Katrina, but they are in desperate need of supplies NOW!

Supplies requested are:

Diapers (especially size 5-6) URGENT
Baby Formula - URGENT
Wheelchairs - URGENT
Pillow Cases & Sheets- URGENT
Baby Wipes
Bottled Water
Pillows
Boost or Ensure
Blankets
Depends undergarments
Clothes
Latex gloves (med & large)
Baby clothes
Bed pans
Q-tips
Bath soap/cleaners
Lancets
Bio-hazard bags
Accu-check test strips
Ziploc bags (all sizes)
Hand sanitizer
Peroxide
Alcohol pads
Lysol
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper

SHIPPING INFORMATION:

ATTN: Dr. Timothy Honigman for "Katrina Relief"
Student Health Center
Infirmary Road
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
Tel: (225) 578-3304

If anyone has family or friends in the Baton Rouge area willing to
donate a wheelchair, please ask them to drop it off at the LSU
Student Health Center.
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For more information on places to donate, go to www.LSU.edu

HayGan
09-06-2005, 09:52 AM
Thanks! I have several packages of size 5 diapers that will be on their way today!

PlaneJoy1
09-06-2005, 10:01 AM
I was about to give away some almost new sheets that have just been in a closet. I will pack them up tonight and send them tomorrow.

Thanks for letting us know!~

CheapMom
09-06-2005, 11:11 AM
sending many items today

J&D
09-06-2005, 11:13 AM
FYI- Boxes of Pampers and Huggies and other baby items are on clearance at Target.

CheapMom
09-06-2005, 02:18 PM
Don't forget you can get a decent price on diapers, wipes, formula, with free shipping from www.1800diapers.com

LauraR
09-06-2005, 02:50 PM
I just used the website Cheapmom provided to send some diapers and formula to the health center. Hope they get to the right place, and hope they get there fast!

NancyIL
09-07-2005, 09:14 AM
Thanks for the practical info, Shelley. I also used the 1-800-Diapers link (thanks, CheapMom) - which is a whole lot easier than trying to mail a big box of diapers!

Have you also posted this info on the Hurricane Katrina board (see Community Board)?

Shagley
09-07-2005, 10:12 AM
Thanks for the practical info, Shelley. I also used the 1-800-Diapers link (thanks, CheapMom) - which is a whole lot easier than trying to mail a big box of diapers!

Have you also posted this info on the Hurricane Katrina board (see Community Board)?


Thanks NancyIL. I hadn't realized that there was a Hurricane Katrina board. I just posted there too.

kath1210
09-07-2005, 10:33 AM
I've been trying to find some way to help that feels more personal than giving money, and I really appreciate the 1800diapers information. I sent some diapers and formula just now!

LakeAriel
09-07-2005, 01:55 PM
Keep in mind shipping consumables is also a nightmare. Better to send money and let the people on the ground allocate it. There is nothing as personal as DONATING BLOOD!!!!!!!

Shagley
09-08-2005, 09:44 AM
Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!