The pictures and news stories continue to bring us
knees in prayer to God related to the desperation in Haiti. I
fathom that which is happening.
NMV has already responded to the cash donation needs
will continue to ask for this in response to the earthquake. We
are also responding
in other ways as well to the great needs in Haiti. In addition to
continued cash donations, health kits are in great need. We have
information stating that the first drop-off dates are approaching very
quickly: Jan. 27 and Jan. 28. We are looking for help in
Prepare health kits and
drop off in the Parlor at NMV
before Jan. 26.
Need large card board
boxes in which the health kits
can be packed in at the drop off sights.
Ralph and Jewel will
deliver our health kits to
Memorial UMC in Lexington on Jan. 27
There is a possibility of
a need to help pack boxes at
the Mission Response Center in Mooresville. Waiting on further
information regarding this need.
Our children’s ministry groups will be assembling
health kits on Sunday during SS as well as the Confirmation
groups are invited to participate in this effort. If you would
assemble your own health kits, the contents are listed below.
I ask God to is give us the
grace to be compassionate and
gentle servants to those in need; to remind us of His gracious
the midst of sorrow, and to work miracles when hope is faint.
I give thanks to you for your witness in helping those in
Value: $12 per kit
these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.
hand towel (15” x 25” up to 17” x 27”, no kitchen
comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. and up)
toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, no child-size
adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
UMCOR Sager Brown is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to
kits before shipping
to ensure that the product does not expire before it is sent. Please
for each kit you
send toward the purchase of toothpaste.)
Important Kit Assembly
items included in kits must be NEW items.
emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the
Since strict rules often govern product entry into international
that kits contain only the requested items—nothing more.
NOT include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the
These things must
be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.