Thursday, September 01, 2005

Health Kits

UMCOR Emergency Appeal for Health Kits, Water and Blankets

As president of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), I am
making this emergency appeal for United Methodists and their friends
to supply
Health Kits,
bottled water and
for survivors of Hurricane Katrina along the Gulf Coast.

The need is desperate throughout the area devastated by the storm,
especially among people who have been or are being evacuated from
their homes.

The need for Health Kits is especially acute, according to Gwen E.
Redding, director of the Sager Brown Depot of UMCOR in Baldwin, LA.
The center is to the west of the major storm impact and did not
sustain major damage.

"We are getting calls from all over," Ms. Redding said, "and we do
have kits on hand but not enough to fill all the requests coming from
the Gulf and around the world."

Health kits can be shipped directly to Sager Brown.
UMCOR Sager Brown Depot, P.O. Box 850, 131 Sager Brown Road, Baldwin, LA 70514-0850.

This will get the kits very close to the need. UMCOR is working around the clock to get the roads open and clear.

In a separate envelope, please send a check for at least $1 for each kit to help UMCOR Sager Brown with the costs of processing and shipping kits around the world.

Please do not include any religious, political or patriotic notes or emblems in any kit.

Thank you for your donations. You are helping to make a difference in people's lives.

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