Hurricane Isaac slammed into the United States leaving behind a land of ruin and devastation.
A while ago I reached out to the LIONs Club International Foundation(a service organization that helps those in need and also has diabetes as a priority)(LCIF). The LIONs have boots-on-the-ground around the world and the idea was that if there was ever a need due to a natural disaster; we would work together in supplying diabetes supplies to the impacted area.
I called it the I.D.E.A. Plan. International Diabetes Emergency Action Plan.
NEVER, did I think a need would come so fast.
Hurricane Isaac ravaged the areas it hit and destruction was left in its wake. And the call came.
KaSondra L. Byrd, Manager, Humanitarian Programs for the LCIF reached out and there is a dire need for diabetes supplies.
I have listed the information below to ship diabetes supplies; you can help.
They are presently in need of:
Meters, Lancets, Strips, Alcohol Swabs, and Gloves (Medium size) (again no insulin is needed at this time)
Requested meters are those which require no coding—any brand will do.
PLEASE—ONLY SEND THE ITEMS LISTED
You should know that these supplies will be given at no charge to those in need.
They are attempting to give people a 30-60 day supply of items and as a starting point; figure for about 400 people (we will gauge again and reevaluate in about a week to ten days).
Dr. Miriam J. Gray
Gulf Coast Health Educators
212 E, Second Street
Pass Christian, Mississippi 39571
Again, this is a 501 (c) 3 agency helping those with diabetes (both type 1 and type 2).
IMPORTANT: IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP AN INVENTORY OF WHAT IS BEING SENT. VIA A COMMENT ON THIS BLOG, KINDLY INFORM ME WHAT YOU ARE SENDING AND I WILL NOT POST THE RESPONSE, I WILL USE THE REPLIES TO KNOW WHAT IS BEING SENT AND THEN DELETE.
Any questions, let me know.
Anything that you can send will help someone in need and remember kindly ONLY SEND what is requested and please inform me of what is being sent. Thank you for caring. I am a Diabetedad.