A Mother's Mission: Donations Needed

By: Amanda Crawford Email
By: Amanda Crawford Email

Stacey Shipe is a busy mother of three.

"Having three kids is the hardest thing I've ever done," says Shipe. "But it also makes you look at the world a different way."

Like so many people, she's seen the destruction in Missouri and Alabama.

She's watched the stories of loss and the stories of survival, and she says those stories were a call to action.

"You know, there's got to be some way to get them the simple things that they need," says Shipe.

She started collecting things like toothpaste, band-aids and deodorant.

"Stuff that we take for granted, going to the refrigerator, getting something to drink, going to the faucet," says Shipe. "You don't think that's a blessing, but it really is."

She says seeing the families, and especially children, lost with nowhere to go, really hit home for her.

"It's the mom in me, but I was crying watching it because it's devastating to see kids go through that stuff," says Shipe.

She says she can't imagine her own children having to deal with that kind of loss, and even though the tornado victims are complete strangers to her, she hopes her simple project can help.

"It's just a box going to people to know that people are thinking about them, and hoping and praying that this can make a difference," says Shipe.

If you would like to donate money or non-perishable items, contact Stacey Shipe on Facebook.

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