Back-to-School Supplies The Board of Outreach is collecting Back-to-School supplies through September 17. A collection box has been placed near the food pantry outside Chapel Lounge. All donated items will be delivered to the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless.
In the wake of this epic natural disaster in Texas the Board of Outreach would like to share several resources for disaster relief.
*The United Church of Christ’s Global Sharing of Resources team has created a Hurricane Harvey disaster page with suggestions on ways people in the wider church can help going forward: http://www.ucc.org/disaster_hurricane_harvey. Donations to the Emergency USA fund can be made online from this page. If you prefer to donate by mail, make checks payable to United Church of Christ, with "Hurricane Harvey" in the memo. Mail to: United Church of Christ c/o Financial Services, 700 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115-1100
*http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/08/28/546745827/looking-to-help-those-affected-by-harvey-here-s-a-list provides a list of other organizations providing various types of relief to Texas hurricane victims including everything from diapers to pet rescue/care.
*American Red Cross www.redcross.org
According to Bob Ottenhoff, president and CEO of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy, now is not the time to donate products or services. Instead, he says, “people should send money to groups they trust, and that have the ability to provide aid where it’s needed most.”
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