Lists, Addresses, New URL for the supply drive
For those who want to send items directly to the affected areas, this site has a huge list of places that are taking/handing out donations and what they specifically need.
I have made a separate page for the drive. If you are linking, please link to this page:
Please refer to that page in the future, I will let you know if it's been updated. I will make a giant list of everyone who is helping with this and add it on there.
Funny, I just got an email from someone asking why I am bothering, that it's redundant, that there are so many people sending stuff I shouldn't even be doing this. Imagine if everyone thought like that? If everyone said, someone else is doing it, so I won't bother? And you know what? Even if they end up with extra stuff, there is always someone in need of supplies, clothing, etc. Always.
Again, for the all people asking how they can get a school supplies drive started, all I can tell you is to call your local shipping companies and see if you can get a truck donated for the cause. Print up flyers, put them around your neighborhood, pass them out at work, have your kids take them to school. Look at the list of addresses in that first link, and the contact info - pick a place, see exactly what they need and send it there. I don't think any amount of any goods is too much, so don't worry about overwhelming the people, I believe they will just pass what they can't use on to people who can.