Health Kit Collection for UMCOR

 31 May
 First United Methodist Church Bellaire
 3402 Guernsey St - 43906 - Bellaire - United States
 Bellaire Umc
Relief-supply kits help provide care for the most vulnerable people during times of crisis. Health kits provide basic necessities to people who have been forced to leave their homes because of human conflict or natural disaster. Health kits are also used as learning tools in personal hygiene, literacy, nutrition, and cooking classes. Bellaire First UMC will be collecting these health kits. If you would like to help out in anyway we would greatly appreciate it. Each kits costs about $12.00 to make. Here is the supply list... ~1 hand towel 15" x 25" to 17"x 27" kitchen, cleaning and microfiber towels not acceptable ~1 washcloth ~1 comb comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6" no pocket combs or picks, please rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6" of teeth ~1 metal nail file or clipper no emery boards, please ~1 bath-size soap ~3 oz. and larger sizes only no Ivory or Jergens soap due to moisture content do not remove from original packaging ~1 toothbrush adult size only do not remove from original packaging ~6 adhesive bandages ¾" to 1" size common household Band-Aids ~1 plastic bag one-gallon size sealable bags only ~$1 to purchase toothpaste Assembly directions Set the $1 for toothpaste aside to be included in a separate envelope. Lay out the hand towel flat on a table. Lay the washcloth flat in the center of the hand towel. Place all remaining items on top of the washcloth. Fold over the sides of the hand towel to cover all of the items. Fold over one end of the hand towel so that it covers all of the items. Grasp the bundle of items tightly and roll over the remainder of the hand towel tightly. Place the tightly rolled bundle in the plastic bag. Remove as much air as possible and seal the bag. Important notes - All items must be new. - Do not wash any of the items as they will be considered used. - Please remove all packaging. - All emergency kits are carefully planned to make them usable in the greatest number of situations. Since strict rules often govern product entry into international countries, it is important that kits contain only the requested items – nothing more. - DO NOT include any personal notes, money or additional material in the kits. These things must be painstakingly removed and will delay the shipment. - UMCOR 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. Do not put single dollar bills in each kit. Collect all monies for toothpaste and shipping, place it in a separate envelope and send along with the kit donations. Please contact us if you have any questions. You can purchase entire kits or just parts. There will be a box in the back of the church to put these items in on Sunday Mornings or you can drop by the office Monday - Thursday between the hours of 9 am and 1 pm

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