The United Methodist Churches of The Terre Haute District (Vigo, Vermillion, Putnam, Parke, Fountain Counties) are collecting Health Kits, blankets, bottled water, nearly new clothing and receiving blankets (freshly laundered, folded and placed in zip-lock bags), and disposable diapers.
Each bag of clothing and receiving blankets need to identify whether the item is for a male or female, the size and the type of item. Clothing/blanket bags and diapers need to be placed in a plastic tote container. The items will be shipped to the designated area that is assigned to Indiana for distribution by our United Methodist Committee on Relief, who is already at work in the areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina.
The first shipment from the Terre Haute District Churches will be the third week of September; however, collections will be ongoing until needs are met. For this reason, district mission coordinators are making a plea to the communities of our churches to help collect these items. Cash donations are also being accepted, please make checks payable to UMCOR Sager Brown (100% of contributions will go to aid the victims of Hurricane Katrina).
A contents list with specific instructions on preparing health kits and drop-off locations are located below and at www.thdistrictumc.org.
Health Kit Contents List and Instructions
- 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)
- 1 large tube of toothpaste (expiration date must be 6 months or longer in advance of the date of shipment to UMCOR Sager Brown)
- 6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
Place these items inside a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.
In a separate envelope, please send a check written to UMCOR Sager Brown for at least $1.00 for each kit to help with the costs of processing and shipping kits to the survivors of Hurricane Katrina.
Drop Off Locations
Clay County/ Brazil
Brazil First United Methodist Church: 8:30 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., M-Th, 201 N. Meridian St., or contact Rev. Mindy Huffman at the Bowling Green UMC in Bowling Green, 812-986-6306.
Vigo County/ Terre Haute
Maple Avenue UMC: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-Th, 1203 Maple Avenue.
Memorial UMC: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-F, 2701 Poplar Street.
Mount Pleasant UMC: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., M-F, 3050 E. Davis Dr.
Northside Community UMC: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., M-F, 1075 N. Fruitridge.