American Red Cross Charlotte, CVS/pharmacy and MommyB Team Up

I don’t really like fire.

When I was 5 years old, my first memory was a dream that I had. In the dream, I was very sweaty and hot and just couldn’t cool off. When I awoke from my dream I was surrounded by flames, my childhood home was on fire and my family was asleep.

Only by the grace of God, my mom and little brother {who was 2.5 years old at the time} and I were able to escape from our home. As we waited on the cold slate sidewalk, I remember hearing the sirens from the firetrucks. As a child I didn’t worry about what we didn’t have or where we would stay, but I guarantee you that was one of my mom’s biggest concerns.

I do however, remember that Red Cross was there for us. They provided us with the necessities and basics that were unsalvageable in the ash that had once been our home. I know that meant a lot to my entire family.

Flashforward to 2012, on a media trip to CVS/pharmacy headquarters, the bloggers in attendance were surprised with a Red Cross volunteer opportunity. This project gave us the chance to write notes, and pack necessities bags for families who have faced devastation and loss from situations like mine.

I was completely caught off guard with the volunteer opportunity and all of the memories from my house fire came flooding back. Although I was a little shaken up, I thought the best therapy for my soul would be to dig in and start packing up some bags for families in need.

While I was packing the bags it was laid on my heart that this project was something I wanted to continue being involved in, and also to use my online voice to encourage others to participate in.

Red Cross CVS MommyB Volunteer Day Collage

If you’re in the Charlotte area, I am asking you to please consider being a part of the Red Cross Volunteer Day sponsored by CVS/pharmacy partnering with

Volunteer Day will be a family affair (kids are welcomed) Saturday, August 24th 10:00am to 12:00noon, for more details and to RSVP head to the Facebook event listing here: if you are not on Facebook but would like to attend please email me at mommybknowsbest(at)gmail(dot)com

Please also feel free to print, share, or post this flier online:

Red Cross CVS MommyB Volunteer Day Flier

If you are unable to attend the event, but would like to contribute, please consider donating to the American Red Cross on behalf of the CVS/pharmacy & event head HERE.

And as always thank you in advance for your support and prayers for this event and the people who will benefit from our help.


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Jennifer Bullock

MommyB Knows Best is a family friendly website that features fun tips and tricks for parents, fresh segments you won't see on other websites, honest in-depth product reviews, and great giveaways. For more information about MommyB and MBKB check out the MommyB Is page.

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