by Cindy Milot cross posted from her blog Under Much Grace
Editor’s note: I don’t know if you are aware of the desperate situation for the mothers and children of Hildale and Colorado City (known as Short Creek), but they are being evicted the only homes many of them have ever known rather unjustly. There are children and mothers, mostly penniless, some now living in tents on scrub land or crowding in with relatives. The state of Utah has caused the situation by the way they’ve handled the UEP (Fundamentalist Latter Day Saints – Warren Jeffs) lands in a state-run trust. Victimized by a religion and a culture, now being victimized again by former members and the state of Utah, this situation has gotten almost no press, certainly no national media attention. You would think that over a thousand suddenly homeless women and children would at least rate a mention on CNN or another news network and cries of outrage from the public, but so far nothing.
There are videos embedded below Cindy’s post that show the depth of this tragedy.
- Send a Care Package: Grab your kids and gather up new and used items for a child to brighten their day and to help keep them occupied during such a stressful time. Second hand items are welcomed.
- FedExOffice currently offers a $5 off a $15 shipping fee via a printable coupon through mid June. It may help to drop expense of mailing items to the Short Creek volunteers. Explore the coupons and discounts currently available HERE.
- Order Needed Items Directly from Retailers: If you find a good deal on care package items through a retailer, you may be able to allow them to package and ship a package for you. For example, Hollar.com offers very reasonable prices on basic art supplies, and orders over $25 ship for free.
- This is great if you don’t have time to shop or mail a care package but what to help provide help. (I still have a Christmas gift that I haven’t sent yet, so I can relate. I understand that the money that is collected will be used for care packages for children.
Thank you for helping to make a vital difference in the lives of these children. Families are deeply moved that people are interested in their welfare.
Cindy Kunsman’s Mothers Day Series on the needs of the women and children of the FLDS.
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