For Project Serve in December, Westheights folks generously donated enough supplies to create 161 health kits that were sent to Syrian refugees in Lebanon on December 30. As well, we knotted a quilt and made dozens of Christmas cards for the inmates at Grand Valley Institution for Women.
We recently received a follow-up and thank you letter from MCC, as follows:
In Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria, MCC is responding to the practical needs of refugees and people displaced, often repeatedly, by violence from the Syrian War and the invasion of the group calling itself the Islamic State. However, the unusually high number of emergencies this year has put a strain on MCC’s resources and ability to respond to disasters. They are low on funds and out of relief kits, hygiene kits and blankets. MCC urgently needs 2,000 relief kits and 8,000 hygiene kits. Relief kits provide valuable supplies to families whose lives have been disrupted by war or disaster. Hygiene kits give people the supplies they need to stay healthy. Click here to learn more about how you can help.