Molino Church Still Collecting Supplies For Haiti Quake Victims

January 30, 2010

A Molino church is continuing to work to help the victims of the Haiti earthquake.

haitipics.jpgAldersgate United Methodist Church  is accepting supply donations from the community to assemble “health kits” for the earthquake victims. . The kits will be shipped to Haiti through UMCOR — the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Donated items can be dropped off at the church office. There is a box outside of the church office for donations when the office is closed.  Aldersgate UMC is located on Highway 29, just south of Highway 97.

The church has already sent about 200 kits to Haiti.

Persons wishing to help can donate any of the items listed below, or assemble complete kits as instructed.

Haiti Health Kits

Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.

  • 1 hand towel (15” x 25” up to 17” x 27”, no kitchen towels)
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 comb (large and sturdy, not pocket-sized)
  • 1 nail file or fingernail clippers (no emery boards or toenail clippers)
  • 1 bath-size bar of soap (3 oz. and up)
  • 1 toothbrush (single brushes only in original wrapper, no child-size brushes)
  • 6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages

(NOTE: UMCOR is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before it is sent. Please include $1 for each kit you send toward the purchase of toothpaste.)

Important Kit Assembly Information

All items included in kits must be NEW items.

All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items—nothing more.

Do NOT include any personal notes, money or additional materials in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment.

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