As an act of thanks and kindness, Harbor District’s Military Community Outreach Team, in support of Operation Gratitude, is coordinating the collection and packing of care kits for U.S. military troops deployed overseas.
Items will be collected between Nov 11, 2019 (Veterans Day) and Feb 27, 2020.
Congregations are encouraged to collect one or any combination of the specific items shown below and make arrangements to get them to Epworth UMC in Clinton by Feb 27, 2020.
On Feb 29, 2020 (rescheduled from original date which was Jan 11, 2020), Epworth UMC in Clinton will host a district wide packing event to assemble the kits.
Please e-mail Epworth UMC’s pastor Rev. Dalma Cribb to arrange drop off at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: If you can’t get your items to Epworth UMC in Clinton, you can send your items with your Lay Leader to the Harbor District Lay Leaders Rally on Feb 22.
Item List for Care Kits
- Shower or Body Wipes (individual or 10 pack max)
- 1 Disposable Razor
- 1 Travel Size Deodorant (0.5oz)
- 1 Travel Size Hand Sanitizer (2oz)
- 1 Travel Size Lotion (1oz)
- 1 Travel Size Mouthwash (1.2oz)
- 1 Travel Size Nail Clippers/Emery Boards(0.5oz)
- Gallon Size Freezer Bag (for items)
The average cost to build one complete care kit as defined above is $8.00, but congregations don’t have to provide complete kits. Your congregation can collect one or any combination of the items listed above. After the packing day is over any items that don’t get placed in a kit will still be utilized by Operation Gratitude for future care kits, so all items will eventually be used.
If you or members of your church would like to volunteer to help with this project, there are various ways for you to do so. Please click HERE to indicate your interest.
Harbor District’s Military Community Outreach Team (MCOT) works under the direction of the District Mission Strategy Team.
MCOT’s mission is to equip and inspire churches in the Harbor District to share the love of Christ with military veterans and active duty members through outreach, prayer, relationship building and acts of kindness and gratitude.
Home to multiple major military installations, North Carolina has one of the highest concentrations of military veterans and active duty personnel in the United States. Harbor District’s Mission Strategy Team has identified “Care and Support to Military Veterans and Active Duty’ as one of the district’s 12 most critical missional needs.