30 responses

  1. Megan @ Megan Mumbles
    May 9, 2011

    What a great cause.. I just bought a pack of big diapers to send to the church. It’s funny how the little things you do to help others can hlep in a big way 🙂
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  2. Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife
    May 9, 2011

    Very cool-such a great cause!

    I love pretzels with mustard. YUMM

  3. Amy
    May 9, 2011

    Thanks for sharing your mom’s story – I can’t imagine how traumatic that must have been.
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  4. Biz
    May 9, 2011

    It’s so easy to forget the devestation after its no longer front page news – great idea!

  5. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 9, 2011

    I love the baby shower idea! Thanks for putting that together.
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  6. Shannon
    May 9, 2011

    Such a great cause!
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  7. Lindsey
    May 9, 2011

    I said this over at HTP this morning, and I’ll say it again- this is amazing! I am a student at the University of Alabama, and my apartment (it’s okay!) is on the street that was knocked out. I was there when this happened, and I’ve seen the people affected by this disaster- they are real, and they are in need. Tuscaloosa has been completely rocked, but I think she is well on her way to overcoming, and it’s a beautiful process to watch. And on behalf of everyone there- thank you! Every single offering is a blessing to us.
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  8. Summer
    May 9, 2011

    I didn’t realize your mom is from Huntsville—that’s where my sister lives now! And I think this Blogger Baby Shower is a wonderful way for everyone to reach out across state lines to help. I’ve lived in Alabama all my life, and I’ve seen tornadoes before but this is the worst thing I’ve ever encountered. Over 200 people in Alabama alone lost their lives, and over 300 in the southern states that were affected by these storms. I must mention that Tuscaloosa wasn’t the only city hit—there are entire cities in Alabama that have been completely wiped off the map. I went out on Saturday to a neighborhood in the Birmingham metro area (where I live) that now just looks like a landfill, a twisted mass of trees, metal, and bricks.

    It’s good to know in this day and age that social media can bind us all together, regardless of state lines.

  9. Liv @ The Salty n’ Sweet
    May 9, 2011

    Thanks for letting us know about this great cause, and sharing your mom’s story. While many tornadoes hit southern Ohio when I was growing up, I was never affected, so I can’t begin to understand how hard it is for those in the Tuscaloosa.
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  10. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    May 9, 2011

    What an amazing and thoughtful idea, and thank you for sharing your story because it helps readers better relate to what the victims are going through.

  11. miranda @ working mom works out
    May 9, 2011

    Thanks for posting this!

    I live outside of Huntsville, AL in Harvest. Our area was the hardest hit in Madison County – Also an F5. We appreciate all of the help and have certainly banded together as a community. The world is full of good people that want to help. Thanks a bunch.

  12. Halley (Blunder Construction)
    May 9, 2011

    Thanks for sharing this… I have family in Tuscaloosa who lost so much. But, good came from the wreckage. My cousin who was engaged, decided to hurry up and got married yesterday! Since their separate apartments were destroyed, they get to rebuild in their very first home together. It’s bittersweet! I will definitely be donating to the cause!
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  13. Margo
    May 9, 2011

    This is such a great idea! It couldn’t have been easier to send something. What a wonderful and simple way for people from across the country to help out! Amazing!

  14. Laurin
    May 9, 2011

    AWESOME! I have family in AL that were spared from the tornadoes but the scenes from their town just leave me heartbroken. I just posted this on my blog with a link to your blog and the registry!
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  15. Morgan @ moments of mmm
    May 9, 2011

    What a great idea! I hope you all find success in this!
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  16. Dori
    May 9, 2011

    GREAT cause. Going to go check it out now to buy something.
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  17. Lauren
    May 9, 2011

    A wonderful idea — thank you, Meghann! I’m happy to help out, and I hope the church receives many, many items.
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  18. Ashley
    May 9, 2011

    This is such a great cause! That is such a great story about your mom too, not as many are so lucky. I remember being terrified about tornadoes when I was younger.

  19. Meghan@travelwinedine
    May 9, 2011

    What a GREAT idea!

  20. Elena @ GagaForGrapefruit
    May 9, 2011

    interesting sandwich! sometimes the most simple ones are the best!
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  21. Elizabeth
    May 9, 2011

    One pack of diapers ordered! What a great idea, and so easy!

  22. Jamie aka “Sometimes Healthy” Girl
    May 9, 2011

    What a great idea! Kudos to you for doing your best to help the cause. I’ll definitely check it out.

    Also, interesting combo with the sandwich. I like your style. And pretzels and mustard are my absolute fave.
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  23. Amy
    May 9, 2011

    What an amazing cause to help support victims of such a devastating disaster. Definitely going to check it out. On a happier note – your lunch looks delicious.
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  24. Karolina
    May 9, 2011

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing, and I will pass along.
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  25. Hilary
    May 9, 2011

    SO COOL! Way to get behind a great cause in a creative way!
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  26. Hats @ See How She Runs
    May 10, 2011

    This sort of thing is such a good idea.
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  27. Meridith
    May 10, 2011

    I go to school in Tuscaloosa and was in the house I rent there when the tornado hit. I don’t know how I survived because my entire house was gone when I crawled out of the bathtub. My story is here: http://cw.ua.edu/2011/05/01/saved-by-a-mattress/

    I’m lucky to be alive and to have family who I can stay with over the summer. So many people are not that fortunate — thank you for helping them and for addressing the destruction in Tuscaloosa (and in many other towns in Alabama)! Love your blog!
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    • Meghann
      May 10, 2011

      What a powerful story Meridith. I can’t even imagine going through that, I’m so happy you’re safe and alive to share your story of survival and strength. 🙂

  28. Kate White
    May 10, 2011

    Thanks so much for posting the link for the Blogger Baby Shower! What an amazing idea. I’ve already forwarded the link to my mom, boyfriend, and brother so hopefully they’ll all pitch in as well 🙂

  29. Abby
    May 10, 2011

    Thank you so much for helping out our community. I am from Huntsville and I know the pain and grief of families who have lost everything. Thanks for helping us in this time.

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