The need is great. Our hearts go out to so many who have lost so much. My church will be collecting Health Kits to aid in the relief effort. Many of the items below are probably already in your stockpile and are ones that you might have “bought” for free with coupons. Please consider helping by making a bag or more to drop off. The Health Kits are due to our church by January 26th, just a few days away but hopefully time for some of you in this area to respond. The church office number is 865-688-1000. Please call ahead to make sure someone will be at the office before you drop off any completed kits. Normal office hours are Monday-Friday 8:30am-12n.
As you are all now keenly aware, the earthquake in Haiti on January 12 has had a widespread and devastating effect for the people of that country. In response to the great and immediate need that now exists there, Faith United Methodist Church of Knoxville, TN will be collecting items for Health Kits to be sent through the UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) Sager Brown Depot to the people of Haiti. Below you will find the contents necessary for a complete kit.
Health Kit Items (all items must be new)
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 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
$1.00 to purchase toothpaste
(NOTE: UMCOR Sager Brown is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk to be added to health kits before shipping to ensure that the product does not expire before they are sent.)
Directions to the church are on the website. We are located on the corner of Dry Gap Pike and Rifle Range Road at 1120 Dry Gap Pike, Knoxville, TN 37918.