Friday, June 29, 2012

More Care Packages!

Over the past couple of months, Shower of Hope Oklahoma has had the opportunity to send care packages to two Oklahoma families affected by the April tornadoes in Woodward, Oklahoma.  My desire was for these care package to be a blessing and an encouragement to the families during the difficult time of re-building and starting over.

The first care package was sent to the Parada Family.  Breanna Parada was 8-months pregnant at the time and was at home with her 3-year old daughter when a tornado hit the town of Woodward, Oklahoma.  Breanna Parada's home was destroyed by the tornado.  Thankfully, this young mother and her family were unharmed, but lost everything in the storm.  89 homes in Woodward were destroyed along with 13 businesses.  When I heard about this young mother, I instantly wanted to send a care package for her family.  My mom endured a house fire several years ago and any natural disaster is a traumatic experience, so I understood wholeheartedly what this family was enduring.  From a new diaper bag, to diapers and wipes, Breanna's care package was quite special and had lots of goodies for her unborn baby boy.  There were goodies from Lansinoh, Sweet Knee Skin Care For Baby, BabyLegs, Summer Infant, Dr. Brown's Baby, mOmma and more!

The second care package was sent to a little 23-month old boy named Ty Cooley.  Little Ty lost his daddy, Frank Hobbie and his two sisters, 7-year-old Faith and 5-year-old Kellie, when a tornado ripped through their home in Woodward, Oklahoma.  Ty was the only survivor.  We sent the package as a "Get Well Soon" and "Happy Birthday" care package for Ty as his 2nd birthday was on May 25th.  After speaking to a family member, we learned that Ty loved cars and of course the Disney "CARS" movies.  We sent him some car goodies including a few new outfits and some outdoor play items.  our hope was that these goodies would bring a smile to his sweet face and remind Ty that there were many people praying for him.

Shower of Hope Oklahoma's desire to continue helping families in need and being a blessing to our fellow Oklahomans in need.

Blessings To You!
Toni Keltner
Shower of Hope Oklahoma

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