Items are needed at church by Sunday, June 16th.
The Annual Conference is only a couple of weeks away. NOW is the time to gather much needed supplies for UMCOR Kits to take to Sacramento on June 19th.
This year the most needed supplies are for School Kits, Layette Kits, Health Kits and Birthing Kits. Supplies are welcome for any UMCOR kit as with the cleaning Buckets we did last year. If you church has not yet gathered supplies for kits, it is not too late to start. Even just a few supplies will help and it is not necessary to complete kits, so please consider joining this worthwhile endeavor. Please consider asking your member to donate one or more supplies for any of the kits. Cash donations are also welcome for purchase of supplies.
We are excited to report that we have a volunteer to drive the supplies to Salt Lake City. Steve Whaite has volunteered his time and pickup to make the trip. We also have been the use of the UMVIM trailer from Alamo so we will be able to send a lot of kits and supplies from this yea’s conference.
As a reminder, we are requesting a donation of $2.00 per box or bucket to cover the cost of gas and food for our driver to make this delivery. Please bring cash so it can be given to Steve for the trip. Any excess collected will be given to UMCOR for the purchase of more supplies ( The previous two Pony Express trips have each cost around $500 for gas, food, and lodging.)
The drop off point for your boxes will be near the back of the convention hall. Just look for the big UMVIM trailer. We are asking that you sign in when you deliver your boxes as we would like to keep track of how much we are getting and where it is coming from. If you bring in boxes when no one is at the booth, please fill in the information on the sheets provided. All this information will help in future planning and also help the Depot know what has come in. You may also drop off used eye glasses and cellphones at this location. Please drop off cell phones only – no chargers or cell phone packaging.
Below is a list of the supplies for the kits needed this year if you need it to share with your congregation.
Blessing, Linda Stone – firstname.lastname@example.org (Pony Express Round-Up Coordinator)
Eddie Frutchey email@example.com 916 374-1584 (Volunteers in Mission, Admin Asst)