Tuscaloosa needs our help after the devestating twister

Two weeks ago Tuscaloosa and other parts of Alabama were hit by a horrible tornado.

The Tuscaloosa twister obliterated homes and cars in its path. (Source: CNN)


“Devastating” doesn’t begin to describe the situation there.

Dianne from The Inspired Housewife contacted me on Friday about being a part of a Virtual Baby Shower for families in Tuscaloosa. It is such a great way to give back and help out that I couldn’t say no.

She and a few fellow bloggers (listed below) are hosting a Blogger Baby Shower for the people of Tuscaloosa!

Now you can easily give to mothers and children in need right in the comfort of your own home.

How does it work? Simply visit the Baby Registry set up on Amazon.com; we have registered for diapers, formula, onesies, etc. Click on the image below or the name is registered as “Tuscaloosa Tornado”.

Prices start at just $8.99 so there is something for every budget. Any item purchased on the registry will be shipped directly to the church in Tuscaloosa who will then give the items to the people who need it most.

It’s so simple. All it takes is a few clicks of your mouse. We may not be able to help in person, but most of us can certainly help with our wallets.

Anyone who purchases an item on the registry will be entered to win a prize!

No baby shower is complete without the opportunity to win a prize!! As a little extra incentive to help out, everyone who purchases an item off the registry will be automatically entered to win a
$50 HomeGoods gift certificate from The Inspired Housewife
or a
$25 gift certificate from At The Picket Fence.
(Amazon keeps track of everyone who makes a purchase from the registry and we will randomly select the winners from that list).

Here are a few other awesome bloggers helping out with the Tuscaloosa Baby Shower:

The Wannabe Athlete
At the Picket Fence
Daily Garnish
Healthy Tipping Point
Meals & Miles
Creative Carmella
The Stories of A to Z
House of Hepworths
The Inspired Housewife

If you would also like to help spread the word, please feel free to write a post on your blog about it or mention it on your Facebook.

Thanks for helping out! The families of Tuscaloosa are thankful and grateful for your help.

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  1. Merideth Calderwood says:

    I didnt even know there was a “baby shower” organized or created! Im glad you posted this link… I sent over Onesies & Formula, what a great way to help!

  2. Merideth Calderwood says:

    Are their any other ways to send things that are not just for babies?

  3. As a devoted reader from Alabama I just wanted to say THANK YOU for doing this! Thank you not only for hosting the shower, but also for raising awareness about the devistation that’s all around me. Alabamians are really hurting right now and, unfortunately, it seems like that national news has all but forgotten about us. We got a lot of help right when it happened but now that FEMA and the government have moved in they’ve been chasing off a lot of our volunteers and donations. FEMA told my Church that we couldn’t serve the thousands of now homeless people any more meals because we weren’t a lisenced restaurant. Needless to say we ignored them, HA! OSHA is saying that no one (including volunteers and even HOMEOWNERS) can run a chain-saw unless they have been through the OSHA safety course. We’re pretty much ignoring them, too! Volunteers now have to go through a credintialing process before they can help…it’s a real mess.
    If you don’t mind, could you add on a few more items to the registry? Baby sunblock and sensitive skin bug spray are needed very badly down here. We’re getting into the heat of Summer in Alabama and most of these families are spending the majority of their time outside trying to clean up so they can rebuild. Also, baby sun hats and some kind of sling, moby wrap, or other baby-wearing instrument would be wonderful.
    THANK YOU again for what you’re doing.

  4. Heather Anderson says:

    Thanks for doing this, Allison. Not sure if you saw the videos and pictures I posted of my home town on facebook, but it is destroyed! Mom had damage to her house, but nothing compared to some friends. So many lost everything. The shape and face of my childhood home is changed forever. I cry every time I see pictures. My mom said national guardsmen are on every corner to stop outsiders from looting. That’s not the “Mayberry” town I grew up in. So surreal! Hope some of the donations head her direction in Alabama.

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