Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Operation Underwear
Sharon Henderson, wife of Quail Springs Church of Christ's preacher Mark Henderson, has found a need for us to meet. Her brother-in-law is assisting evacuees in Houston and said they have made trips to the store to purchase underwear every day. People have donated clothing and shoes, but few have donated new underwear and bras!!! So, Sharon started a drive to collect new underwear and bras, which she and her team will deliver to whomever needs it in the coming weeks. The first shipment will go out tomorrow night. They need all sizes and especially need bras. They will also accept personal hygiene items. The Church is located just north of Memorial Road on May Avenue, and the items will be accepted at the south entrance (door "F").

Update:
More than 750 items of underwear, t-shirts and bras have been collected so far today at the gym!

In addition, both channel 9 and 5 have been to Quail Springs today to interview Mark Henderson about this effort.

Sharon says they plan to staff Operation Underwear for a week, from 8 am to 8 pm.

Please pray for this effort and that more people will respond with donations after they see the news.

Suggestion from Jan:
Buy for the ample.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Laura said...

Jan-
I have spent the last couple of days volunteering at Camp Gruber for mental health issues. A need that I see is for laundry detergent, watches (most of them don't have a clue of what time it is and there aren't many clocks there) and suitcases or duffel bags. Many of them came with nothing and now have been able to pick up a few changes of clothes and personal items but have nothing to put their "stuff" in. Just though I wold pass that on for any of your readers that still want to donate.

9:17 AM, September 07, 2005  
Blogger Jan said...

Thanks, Laura. It is good to hear from the front lines what is needed. I have passed along your comment to the people who are collecting and going at the church.

I heard on the radio last night that a group in D.C. is collecting backpacks. That's a great idea because it is easier to carry than a suitcase.

2:30 PM, September 07, 2005  

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