>Bloggers for Joplin: In Time of Need

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Heartwrenching photos came out of Joplin, Mo this week. A small town literally torn in half by an EF-5 tornado on Sunday, May 22, 2011.

A small town where, according to one storm chaser and meteorologist that I am close friends with, had little to no warning because everyone dropped the ball. The NWS, the media, she says should have known better. NWS, meteorologists, and storm chasers knew on Friday that it was going to happen. I knew on Friday that Sunday was going to be a bad day, and I don’t even live in an affected areas.

No one warned Joplin until it was too late. Today, 122 people are dead, and several hundred are still missing and hospitalized. While the devastation could not have been avoided, the deaths could have.

This is why, after all the tornadoes and damage done this year, I am Blogging for Joplin. I am blogging to help continue rescue efforts and provide supplies in a town that should have had warning. I am offering ad space in exchange for donations. I have 4 small spots available at the top of my left sidebar (see sponsors) for $15 each and I’m offering to display 2 large ads at the very top of my page for $50 each. If my slots fill up, there are 29 other bloggers willing to help (and growing every day).

Here’s more detail:

On Sunday May 22nd, the town of Joplin, Missouri was devastated by an F5 tornado, the highest rating given to tornados.

Times like these, we feel helpless. We don’t know what to do. We wish we could be there to help. Our hearts go out to the victims of the Joplin, Missouri tornado.

We are going to do what we do best: Blog and use Social Media.

Bloggers for Joplin is a group of 30 BLOGGERS who have teamed up to help Joplin, Missouri.
We are accepting advertisers for the month of June with 100% of the proceeds going to help the people of Joplin, Missouri.

The following blogs are participating and accepting advertisers:

Sippy Cup Mom is accepting 6 spots at $25 each.
The Maven of Social Media is accepting 6 spots at $25 each.
Miracle Momas is accepting 2 spots at $35 each.
Mommy PR is accepting 2 spots at $25 each.
Motherhood Unadorned is accepting 4 spots at $25 each.
Girl Gone Mom is accepting 5 spots at $25 each.
Crazy about My Baybah is accepting 6 spots at $25 each.
{Not Quite} Susie Homemaker is accepting 3 spots at $25 each.
Family and Life in Las Vegas is accepting 6 spots at $25 each.
Fun Finds For Families is accepting 6 spots at $25 each.
A Creation of Miracles is accepting 10 spots at $25 each. (Get the month of July free!)
Family Friendly Frugality is accepting 8 spots at $25 each. (ALL SPOTS FILLED)
The Reynolds Mom is accepting 4 spots at $25 each.
Sarah’s Deals is accepting $75 each for her 350×250 banner and her skyscraper. She is also accepting spots at $25 each.
Taming Insanity is accepting 6 spots at $20 each.
The Scoop on Poop is accepting 4 small spots at $15 each and 2 large spots for $50 each.
Three P’s in a Pod is accepting unlimited spots at $15 each.
Life Below Zero is accepting unlimited spots at $15 each.
The Magic Farmouse is accepting 3 spots at $15 each. (She can design your ad for free if needed)
Kate n’ Kaboodle is accepting unlimited spots at $10 each.
See K Read is accepting 4 spots at $10 each.
My Crafty Life is accepting 2 spots at $10 each and is offering a top banner for $25.
StL Baseball App is accepting 4 spots at $10 each.
The Turnip Farmer is accepting 6 spots at $10 each. She will also be matching each donation!
Night Owls Perch is accepting 10 spots at $10 each.
Purple Baby Brigade is accepting 10 spots at $10 each.
Meil et Lait is accepting 8 spots for $10 each (or $25 for three months). She has 6-125×125, 1-468×60 and 1-120×600 ads available.

The Interrupting Cow is accepting 8 spots at $5 each and a banner at $25.
a belle, a bean & a chicago dog is accepting 2 spots at $25 each.

Tara of A Creation of Miracles is also looking to donate $300 for 3 families that are now homeless. These families work with her father. She is looking for $100 for each family.
You can visit her blog on more information and to donate to help these specific families!

If you are are a blog or a business looking to advertise, please let me know! For specific questions about advertising on my blog, please email me at thedramamamaanswers@gmail.com.

If you are a reader looking to donate ANY AMOUNT, you can click on the Bloggers for Joplin button above and it will take you to Paypal to make a donation.

If you are a blogger looking to join our cause, please let us know at bloggersforjoplin@gmail.com and we will get you added to the list!

Thank you so much and please spread the word!


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>Wordful Wednesday: Sneak Peek

>I’m taking advantage of my hiatus to get some designs out of the way I have been meaning to do. So, without further ado, I’m posting today to tell you that there is a FACEBOOK ONLY sneak peek of just ONE of my latest creations on Genie Girl Graphics Facebook page. All you have to do to see it is “like” the Genie Girl. That’s it.

What?!? Welll, if you are gonna twist my arm…

Here’s a teaser……..

So, see you there? Or maybe over at one of these awesome blogs?

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