Sunday, January 17, 2010

Relief efforts for Haiti

Material Donations Needed for Haiti Relief

Material donations are requested within the next two weeks by LCMS partners for shipment to Haiti in response to Jan. 12 massive earthquake. Two 40-foot shipping containers will be loaded with donated supplies and shipped to an intact Port-au-Prince depot, to arrive within three weeks of the earthquake.
The following material items have been requested:
  • Bottled water
  • Canned food with pop tops
  • Peanut butter
  • Dry rice
  • Dry beans
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Bedding (sheets, pillows, etc.)
  • Shovels and tools for rebuilding
  • Buckets
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Band aids
  • Washcloths
  • Soap
  • Deodorant
  • individual packets of disinfectant wipes
  • Tooth brushes
  • Tooth paste
  • Band-aids
  • First aid ointment
  • Clean, used clothing in good condition (Must be sorted by type such as women's clothing, children's clothing, etc., and boxed and labeled).
Items may be sent to:
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
7601 SW 39th St.
Davie, FL 33328
St. Paul Lutheran Church
801 West Palmetto Park Rd.
Boca Raton, FL 33486
This effort is a partnership of LCMS World Relief and Human Care (LCMS WR-HC), the LCMS Florida-Georgia District, MISSION: HAITI, and Orphan Grain Train (OGT). Once the items have been received and packed in containers LCMS World Relief and Human Care will assist with overseas shipping charges. The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Haiti (ELCH) as well as OGT and MISSION: HAITI partners in Haiti will receive the containers of donations in Port-au-Prince and oversee their distribution.
Financial donations are also urgently required for the long-term Lutheran response in Haiti. To make a gift, click the Give Now button below, call toll-free 888-930-4438, or mail checks marked "Haiti Earthquake Relief" to LCMS World Relief and Human Care, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO 63166-6861.

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