Sunday, January 24, 2010

Reminder - Haiti Health Kits

Like so many around the world, the NAACP, ,grieves for the lives lost in the earthquake in Haiti. Historically the NAACP has had a historic relationship with the people of Haiti. We understand that a tragedy of this magnitude demands a substantial response.

Locally we all are ask to give and we are given --- given our time, service, and talents toward the relief efforts. In an effort to continue in the spirit of giving, The Mar-Saline Unit of the NAACP is partnering with First United Methodist Church, Marshall, MO, in providing HEALTH KITS for the familes of Haiti. "In the face of this natural disaster, these kits can mean the difference between sicknes and health for struggling families", states Rev. Kathleen Schmidtke, pastor to FUMC, .

We are asking you to bring your kit(s) to the collection center by the church office, 225 E. Arrow *** Marshall, MO *** 660-886-9697. Deadline for kits is Sunday, February, 14th, Valentines Day. How better to show our love for each other and our follow (wo)man.

Eack kit is approximately $10.00 if you would rather a cash donation.---checks payable to UMCOR
Make up of kit:
  • 1 hand towel (16" x 28")
  • 1 wide-tooth comb
  • 1 nail clipper
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 bar of bath soap
  • 6 band aids
  • 1 toothbruch in original packaging (Church World Service will add the toothpaste)
  • Set all items is a one-gallon plastic bag with zipper closure.

We have all been deeply moved by the devastating images in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti. The Mar-saline Branch of the NAACP and United Methodist Church has historically had a special relationship with the people of Haiti, and we are committed to doing whatever we can to support them during this crisis.

Health Coordinator, Suzanne Strathman, is ask to be the Marsaline Branch of the NAACP point person on this effort

Please go as the spirit leads you,


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