OT - "Super" Plus Size Clothes Desperately Needed in Joplin, MO

Lisey
on 5/26/11 12:18 am, edited 5/26/11 1:35 am - Milwaukee suburb, WI
Hi guys,

I don't post on the MB a lot, but am very active on the DS forum.  I work in Joplin, MO and live about 5 miles south of the city so I'm okay & all that I own is okay, but due to the EF-5 tornado hitting a densely populated area of Joplin, there's a tremendous need for all kinds of things.

There's been a call out for "super" plus size clothes that are desperately needed by a small handful of individuals who are pretty much wearing the same clothes they had on Sunday. 

In general, there's a HUGE amount of clothes that have been donated, but NOT really large-sized clothing pieces.

This one family is obese AND tall - some of the men are in the 7' tall range.  There are 3  men and 1 woman.  They need:

MEN: 
Shirts:  5XTall
Pants:  54" X 38"
             44" x 36"
             34" x 38"
Shoes:  size 13 AND 16
 
WOMEN: 
Shirts:  4X
Pants: 28 Long if possible
Shoes size 10

There's a local radio "news talk" station that has been taking calls about all manner of things to pair up those who are missing, offer services/ products from businesses, & announce needed services/ items & this was one of them.  The announcers stressed 3 times that this family was in dire need of clothing.  I'm sure they're not the only one, Missouri, I believe, is in the top 5 US states for rates of obesity.

I got the contact information for the family and am going to gather the donations & either drop them off or one of the family members whom I spoke to just now will pick them up.  The family lived in one of the apt buildings that was completely destroyed.  They literally have nothing left.

If you can help, please either reply here or send me a PM. 

Thanks, peeps!
Lisa

ETA:  I can provide you the family member's direct address or mine, whichever you are most comfortable with :)

HW / SW / CW / GW      299 / 287160 / 140     Feb '09 / Mar '09 / Dec '13 /Aug '10          

Appendicitis/Bowel Obstruction Surgery 8/21/10
Beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma!  7/15/2011 - 1/26/2012 


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M M
on 5/26/11 1:07 am
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Lisey
on 5/26/11 1:23 am - Milwaukee suburb, WI
Thank you for your help!!  I know you're a long-standing vet here & I think your help will be a big contribution :)

HW / SW / CW / GW      299 / 287160 / 140     Feb '09 / Mar '09 / Dec '13 /Aug '10          

Appendicitis/Bowel Obstruction Surgery 8/21/10
Beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma!  7/15/2011 - 1/26/2012 


Ran Half-Marathon 10/14/2012

First Pregnancy, Due 8/12/14                             I LOVE MY DS!!!
 

divataunia
on 5/26/11 1:13 am - Pasadena, CA
 I can absolutely help.  I can get the gal some clothes asap.  Can you send me their shipping info?  Contact me at [email protected], and Ill be happy to help.  Thank you for posting this!


Cheers,

Diva Taunia 


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Lisey
on 5/26/11 1:24 am - Milwaukee suburb, WI
I just sent you a message.  Thank you!!!

HW / SW / CW / GW      299 / 287160 / 140     Feb '09 / Mar '09 / Dec '13 /Aug '10          

Appendicitis/Bowel Obstruction Surgery 8/21/10
Beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma!  7/15/2011 - 1/26/2012 


Ran Half-Marathon 10/14/2012

First Pregnancy, Due 8/12/14                             I LOVE MY DS!!!
 

(deactivated member)
on 5/26/11 3:31 am
Thanks so much for letting us know about this need.  Please pm me the address.  I have a couple of friends who might be able to help as well.
Lisey
on 5/26/11 3:38 am - Milwaukee suburb, WI

Got it!

HW / SW / CW / GW      299 / 287160 / 140     Feb '09 / Mar '09 / Dec '13 /Aug '10          

Appendicitis/Bowel Obstruction Surgery 8/21/10
Beat Hodgkin's Lymphoma!  7/15/2011 - 1/26/2012 


Ran Half-Marathon 10/14/2012

First Pregnancy, Due 8/12/14                             I LOVE MY DS!!!
 

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