A donation of greater than 9,000 diapers and 5,600 child wipes was given to the Berrien County Well being Division by United By Motherhood, a gaggle seeking to begin a diaper financial institution. The diapers had been collected by a coalition of native church buildings, college students and teams, together with Kiwanis. They left Temple B’Nai Shalom in Benton Harbor on Thursday to be delivered. Ruth Kremer of United By Motherhood tells WSJM Information that one in three households struggles to have sufficient diapers for his or her infants.
“We all know that these BCHD purchasers are prohibited, in the event that they obtain state or federal help, from utilizing these funds to buy disposable diapers,” Kremer stated. “They cannot entry the nursery with out disposable diapers as a result of they want a minimal of sooner or later’s discover.”
Due to this fact, dad and mom should miss work if they do not have sufficient diapers. United By Motherhood donated greater than 1,000 diapers final 12 months. Kyna King of the Berrien County Well being Division says they are going quick.
“In reality, now we have our residence visiting packages serving mothers and dads all through Berrien County, so it is going to be an ideal assist to our households that we serve all through the county,” King stated.
Kremer says the group desires to start out a everlasting diaper financial institution utilizing grants and with the house offered by Whirlpool, the purpose is to boost $60,000 to purchase a complete semi-trailer. You possibly can donate diapers or cash by contacting Kremer at RuthKremer@Comcast.internet. You can too donate at B’Nai Shalom Temple with a examine. Write on the memo that it is for the diaper financial institution.