Déjà vu? Spring Storms strike again
It hasn’t even been a year since we assembled clean up buckets for the storm-ravaged Southern states last May. Unfortunately, our country is again experiencing some of the worst storm disasters in years. On February 28 and 29, swarms of tornadoes hit hard through Missouri, Kansas, Illinois and Tennessee, killing 14 people. Another series of tornadoes hit on March 2 and 3, tearing through Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Alabama, killing 39 people. We’ve heard the stories, again, of whole towns being wiped out.
Our Sunday School has taken on a mission project to provide as many hygiene kits as possible. We are asking for donations of the following items, in whatever quantities you wish, and the kids will assemble the packages. The cut off date for the donations is April 22. On Sunday, April 29, the kids will assemble the kits and they will be on our altar area for blessing.
These are the items needed to assemble the kits. Please understand that all the kits need to be identical, so we need to get these items in these sizes, only.
• One hand towel measuring approximately 16″ x 28″ (no fingertip or bath towels)
• One washcloth
• One wide-tooth comb
• One nail clipper
• One bar of soap (bath size in wrapper)
• One toothbrush (in original packaging)
• Six standard size Band-aids®
Place all items in a one-gallon plastic bag with a zipper closure, remove excess air from bag, and seal. Please do not add toothpaste to the Hygiene Kit. Cartons of toothpaste that have an extended expiration date will be added to Hygiene Kit shipments just prior to shipment.
In addition to the kits, our donations to One Great Hour of Sharing will extend past March 18, the official offering date, to April 29. In response to the recent tornadoes and storms, our offering will be designated for 2012 Storms and Tornado Relief which will ensure that 100% is used to help the recovery effort.
Thanks for your generosity and compassion.