A Break from Regular Programming…

I’m not one to write about every global tragedy, but the tragedy in Moore, Oklahoma has left me utterly speechless and horrified. I just can’t write about what to wear when on a day like today, so instead I’d like to share some information for those of you who feel as helpless and upset as I:

American Red Cross – Text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 to American Red Cross Disaster Relief, donate online, or donate by phone at 1-800-RED CROSS.

Red Cross Safe & Well – Visit here if you’re searching for a missing relative; also register on the site if you live in the disaster region so loved ones know your status.

Operation USA – Donate online, by phone (1-800-678-7255), or by check (address on their site). You can also donate $10 by texting AID to 50555. Operation USA is also accepting corporate donations of bulk quantities of disaster-appropriate supplies.

Feed the Children – Feed the Children is accepting donations online or by phone (1-888-873-7062) to support the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. Feed the Children will also be accepting in person donations today, Tuesday, May 21, until 4:30pm at the McCormick Distribution Center (29 N. McCormick). Items accepted are diapers, canned goods, non-perishable food and snack items, water and sports drinks.

Please readers in that area, do let me know you are okay. I know I have many readers in Oklahoma but not sure the exact whereabouts. I was glad to hear that my sorority sister who lives in the area is safe, but I have been sick with worry about all of you who I can’t contact, and I won’t see a Facebook status. My heart goes out to the people of Moore, and those affected by yesterday’s tragedy.

If you know of other charities that are supporting those in Moore, please leave the information in the comments.  It doesn't matter where the help comes from, as long as the help comes.

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10 Comments

  1. Dixie
    May 24, 2013 / 6:58 am

    Allie,

    I most sincerely apologize for my words. You are right, I do not follow you on Twitter and I have not read much of your blog. I regret that I caused you pain or hurt. I read more of your blog last night and you are a loving wife, mother, sister and daughter and have had your share of pain I imagine.

    I lost family in Thailand, and a recent hurricane destroyed part of my home. I do not say that because I know I cannot excuse my judgemental post.

    My apologies.

    • May 24, 2013 / 8:06 am

      And my apologies. I know that people come to this blog from all over, and aren’t all regular readers. I am sorry if I went off on you, and am so so very sorry about what has happened to you and your family. It’s a fine balance with a blog, what to share and what not to, how political or news-related I should get. Thank you for coming back to write this, it means a lot. My best to you <3

  2. Dixie
    May 23, 2013 / 7:22 am

    Your first line really threw me…my interpretation was probably off, but “I’m not one to write about every global tragedy” kind of came off as….uncaring.

    • May 23, 2013 / 9:16 am

      Yes your interpretation is off. I said that because if I wrote about every global tragedy this wouldn’t be a fashion blog, and I usually don’t write about political or global topics on here because it can offend/upset readers and create issue when I choose one thing to discuss and not another. Also I have stated many times before on my blog that I use social media to discuss current events so that the blog is more timeless and appropriate to those across the globe.

      I could write about all sorts of topics here, but it would dilute the purpose of this blog. To read about such topics there are far better sites than mine. It’s not being uncaring, it’s allowing those who are experts to discuss those topics. I’ll be honest I wanted to come back with an extremely angry response to your comment, but figured you must be new to my blog and unaware of my Twitter account and not know much about me as a person.

  3. May 21, 2013 / 2:06 pm

    Maybe living in the Midwest simply makes a tornado feel decidedly relateable to me, but in a world of unpredictable insanity and perennial destruction by untold multitudes of means, the horror of this tragedy seems unshakeable today. Thanks for posting this, Allie. The Red Cross makes it extremely easy to donate, and they use funds incredibly responsibly.

  4. Patti_NotDeadYetStyle
    May 21, 2013 / 1:56 pm

    thanks for this. sent some $$ to red cross, as I know they do wonderful work. AS do the other groups of course.

  5. Deanna Piercy
    May 21, 2013 / 12:45 pm

    I live about an hour South of Moore. We had storms and hail but no tornadoes here. My heart aches for those who have lost loved ones in this tragedy. Thank you for your concern and for sharing ways to help.

    • May 21, 2013 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks for commenting Deanna, you were one I was thinking of (I have lurked on your blog off an on over the years). Glad to hear you are okay <3

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