FALLBROOK - Fallbrook United Methodist Church is providing an opportunity for local residents to help victims of the disastrous earthquake in Haiti. The church will host a “Prayer and Action for Haiti” event on Saturday, Jan. 30, at 3 p.m. At 1844 Winterhaven Road, (Winterhaven at Green Canyon Road).
All residents are welcome to attend a prayer service, help provide materials for the kits, and help assemble them. Individuals, families or service groups are asked to collect and bring items listed below to be used for the kits. The more material donated, the greater impact Fallbrook can make. Items may be delivered in advance to the church office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Each kit will include: (new items only) in a sealed one-gallon plastic bag.
-1 hand towel sized 15” x 25” to 17” x 27,” No kitchen towels.
-1 sturdy comb, not pocket-sized.
-1 nail file or fingernail clippers. No emery boards or toenail clippers.
-1 bath-size bar of soap, size 3 oz. and larger.
-1 toothbrush in original wrapper. No child-size brushes.
- 6 adhesive plastic strip sterile bandages
- $1.00 to purchase toothpaste
United Methodist Committee On Relief is now purchasing toothpaste in bulk for the health kits.
Organizers say, “The emergency in Haiti is far from over. Jesus calls us to love our neighbors, and now He calls us to help our neighbors in the Caribbean. This meets a personal need for us to give. It is part of who we are as Christian people, but sometimes just giving cash contributions can leave us feeling somewhat unfulfilled. Doing something with our hands and sharing that experience with friends and family has a special magic about it. Everyone in Fallbrook can unite to make a difference through prayer and action.”
The event will begin in the sanctuary with a 30-minute directed prayer service followed by an opportunity to assemble health kits bound for Haiti. These health kits will be distributed to displaced persons to promote and restore good personal hygiene among these refugees in their own country.
For more information, the church office can be contacted at (760) 728-1472.