UMCOR Relief Kits

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Missions:  UMCOR  Blessing Bags – We collect the items through donations and pack the kits each year. We just finished our 2016 pack in May.

UMCOR health kits as part of our blessing bag mission.  These health kits will be a blessing for many as they 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.

Below is the list of items needed for each kit. If you’d like to donate funds to help purchase items you can write a check to PUMC and note ‘UMCOR Health Kits’ in the memo line and place it in the offering plate.  For more info, please reach out to Marsha Weber (303) 658-0468.

If you are able to bring any of the items below you can drop off donations at the Missions table. Please note that they are for the relief kits.

Official UMCOR Health Kit Materials

  • 1 hand towel
    • 15 x 25 inches to 17 x 27 inches;
    • Kitchen, cleaning, and microfiber towels not acceptable.
  • 1 washcloth
  • 1 comb
    • Comb needs to be sturdy and longer than 6 inches long;
    • No pocket combs or picks please;
    • Rattail combs and combs without handles are acceptable with a minimum of 6 inches of teeth.
  • 1 metal nail file or nail clippers
    • 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 inch to 1 inch-size;
    • Common household Band-Aids.
  • 1 plastic bag
    • One-gallon size sealable bag only.
  • $1.00 to purchase toothpaste

Here’s a few photos from the 2016 Relief Kit Packing where we packed over 200 kits!

 

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