RICHLAND, Wash.-- The Tri-Cities Diaper Bank is collecting diapers for those who can't afford them. The non-profit formed about six months ago and held its 1st annual Diaper Drive this week at the Walmarts in Pasco and Richland. The goal was to "stuff the bus."
The Tri-Cities Diaper Bank works with other community agencies to distribute them to families in need. Some studies show one in three families has to choose between buying diapers, or paying for food or rent. Fred Brunkhorst, Associate Pastor of the Richland Seventh Day Adventist Church, says, "Food stamps do not allow them to buy the diapers, so they can get the food, but if they have children, there's a deep need for diapers for these little kids."
Lamar Cloy, Store Manager for the Richland Walmart, says, "A great shout out to the community and what they're doing. The response and the feedback has been all positive." He says it's great to see so many people come together to help fill the need for diapers.
The need for diapers is year-round, so Tri-Cities Diaper Bank is always accepting diapers or money donations.