Chamber hosts diaper drive for victims of Hurricane Harvey

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the Eureka Springs Rotary Club and several area groups and businesses to help some of the youngest victims of Hurricane Harvey. The chamber is collecting diapers and baby wipes, which will be transported to the Texas Diaper Bank, an organization that will ensure that the diapers are distributed to hurricane victims.

Cathy Handley, the chamber’s chairperson, said she was “proud of the chamber and its staff for taking the lead in this effort.”

“I am also a Rotarian and knew immediately that the other Rotarians would want to participate,” Handley said. “This fits with our mission … ‘Service above self.’”

Diapers, pull-ups and baby wipes may be dropped off during regular business hours at The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, Arvest Bank in Eureka Springs, Cornerstone Bank in Eureka Springs, Equity Bank in Eureka Springs and Harts FamilyC enter. Donations will be accepted until Thursday, Sept. 7.

The Texas Diaper Bank was established by 10 local United Methodist Churches in San Antonio, Texas, in 1997. Since then, the Texas Diaper Bank has been working to meet the basic needs of vulnerable babies, children with disabilities and seniors. The organization’s mission to address the diaper gap and its impact on individuals in crisis has led the organization to provide a continuum of basic needs services combined with educational opportunities that strengthen a family’s self-reliance. The group is part of the National Diaper Bank Network, a program partner of Methodist Healthcare Ministries and a United Way agency.

For more information about the event, contact Jessica Wheeless at jessica@eurekaspringschamber.com or call 479-253-8737. You can also visit www.EurekaSpringsChamber.com and click on events.

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