Hurricane Harvey has caused catastrophic flooding and devastating conditions along the Gulf Coast in Texas. CNN reported two estimates that put total losses at as much as $75 billion and an estimated 30,000 people will need temporary shelter.
We are heartbroken for our friends and neighbors whose homes and belongings have been destroyed. So many thousands are displaced and many have lost everything they own. One of our core values at OC is that "we are in this together" so in the spirit of being #TexasStrong, we'll continue supporting Kindred Box in sending donated ostomy supplies to those who need our help.
We recently connected with Pia Chaudhury from Houston. Her father was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer and had colostomy surgery last April. The damage she described to us was upsetting. “Our house and cars could not be salvaged, and all of his colostomy supplies didn’t make it." Pia was dealing with an unlivable home, no transportation, and completely overwhelmed finding a new place for her mother and father to live. She reached out to an ostomy manufacturer who told her to contact the local ostomy support group for help, which led her to us. Kindred Box shipped Pia’s father enough colostomy supplies to last several months and brought a sense of relief to her family after all they'd been through.
“Donated ostomy supplies were much needed from a financial perspective to recover what was lost, but also to give us peace of mind. It was one less thing to worry about when we were trying to re-build our lives and continue with my father's cancer treatment. We truly appreciate your help in our greatest time of need.” – Pia Chaudhury
We want to help, and we know you do too. That's why we are asking everyone to donate excess ostomy supplies to Kindred Box. We cannot say thank you enough to supporters who are making this mission possible. 100% of your donation provides support to ostomates in America. Donate today — no amount is too small. Thank you in advance for your kindness!