Magazine partners with church to help children affected by tornado in Moore

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POSTED: Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 5:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, May 30, 2013 - 12:52pm

Dozens of you are helping some of the youngest victims in the Moore, Oklahoma tornado.

The Moore for Children drive has been such a success, it's being extended. The Healing Place Church has been collecting diapers and toys for kids and families in Oklahoma.

Since launching the campaign, half the truck is filled!

The truck was supposed to leave Thursday but since things are going so well, it'll be heading to Moore on Monday.

“I remember being without electricity not having enough food," said Parents Magazine Publisher, Amy Foreman- Plaisance.

When Amy Foreman - Plaisance heard about the tornado in Moore she looked back at the hurricanes that knocked her and her family upside down.

"It's such a sad thing and it happens to our own community here."

And she thought about how the children cope differently in such a situation.

"There is nothing for the children to do because it’s an electronic world,” noted Plaisance. “They are hot a tired and ready for something to do."

So as a parenting magazine publisher and a parent herself she knew she needed to help. So by gearing up with Healing Place Church, her idea became reality in less than one week.

"Our heart has always been, were a healing place for a hurting world to get involved wherever there is a need for us,” said Healing Place Church’s, Johnny Green.

The Healing Place Church has been collecting art supplies, toys and diapers. These items you might over look when thinking about giving during a disaster like this.

“It might not be at high priority to place these items at this time,” said Plaisance.

And toys and books will help get the children’s minds off the devastation around them.

"Arts is always a way they can express themselves through scary situations or situations where they don't feel comfortable with."

Donations are being accepted up until Sunday at Healing Place Church off of Highland Road.

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