Huggies and The National Diaper Bank Network have partnered with Operation Compassion and local relief agencies to donate 200,000 Huggies diapers to West Virginia families in need. In addition, our friends across Kimberly-Clark Corporation (United States) have also answered the call; Pull-Ups, GoodNites, Kleenex, U by Kotex, Cottenelle and Viva Towels have made significant donations to the relief effort as part of our commitment to providing essentials for a better life.
Reprinted from Huggies 06/28/2016
Last week’s devastating floods in West Virginia have left many residents without the basic necessities to care for their families, especially those with babies.
West Virginia was hit late last week with what is being called “a 1,000 year flood” after torrential rains dropped more than 10 inches of rain in several counties, the worst being in Greenbrier County where 17 people were killed and scores of homes and businesses were destroyed. In other locations, at least 8 people were killed bringing the total death toll to at least 25 with some people still reported as missing.
During the first 3 days of disaster relief in Louisiana and Mississippi, Operation Compassion has sent 7 semi-trailers loaded with emergency supplies and products. Four more semi-trailers are staged and ready for delivery. Critical items such as bleach and cleaning supplies, disaster boxes and buckets, bottled water and blankets were loaded on these semi-trailers. However, the need is greater! Continue reading 'Operation Compassion Continues Relief in Louisiana and Mississippi'»
The severe weather system that brought torrential rains to Louisiana and Mississippi is finally moving out. This weather system was a rare occurrence for the United States according to meteorologists. In its wake, destruction and devastation to property and lives remains. Flood waters are still rising in many areas as more than 5,000 homes were damaged or destroyed and more than 3,000 people have been rescued in Louisiana alone.