- Written by Nelly Sanford Nelly Sanford
- Created: 28 February 2013 28 February 2013
Thank you, members of Saint John’s, for being those “someones” who care and who chose to “share God’s grace and love by providing simple comfort to those in need.” We have collected enough items for nearly 125 baskets, well over our goal of 100.
While items within a Personal Care Kit seem very simple, they make a profound impact. Put together, these Items don’t just create a kit, they create an opportunity—to stay clean and healthy, to walk with dignity and to know that God loved them enough to inspire someone they don’t know to provide that opportunity to them.” Nikki Massie; LWR’s staff writer
In 2012, Lutheran World Relief distributed 216,854 Personal Care kits. Individuals in the following countries were recipients: Angola, Armenia, Ethiopia, Haiti, Jordan, Mauritania, Philippines, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Syria, Tanzania and the Ukraine.
Each kit that we assemble will contain a toothbrush, a comb, nail clippers and soap. On Sunday, April 7, we will arrange to have all of the contributed items organized in an assembly line system down in the Large Fellowship Hall. With team effort, young and old, we will manage to put the kits together and get them boxed for the LWR warehouse.
The assembled kits are taken to the Urban Ingathering House in Denver, the local collection center. It is here that the trucks for Lutheran World Relief pick up the contributions and take them to the warehouse in St. Paul, Minnesota. From there they are shipped to places in need for distribution.
The Board of Human Needs is grateful to the members of Saint John’s for their support of the church’s projects, which reflects their faith in action.
Nelly Sanford chairs Saint John’s Board of Human Needs, which finds opportunities for the members of Saint John’s to provide a Christian witness by helping people in the community struggling with daily necessities.