With prayer, MCC aid shipped to HaitiBy Mennonite Central Committee
PLUM COULEE, Man. — A shipping container of relief kits, comforters and other supplies to assist people in Haiti left Mennonite Central Committee Canada’s warehouse in this small town in early March.
The tightly packed load contained 1,092 relief kits, 104 bales of comforters, three bales of flat sheets, close to 2,000 water bottles, a generator, 20 walkers and 208 pairs of crutches.
Jason Neufeld, one of the volunteers, said he had prayed silently for recipients of the supplies while loading the container.
“What pulled my strings was seeing the small crutches going into the container,” Neufeld said. “It was a reminder that children are affected by this tragedy.”
The container loaded in Plum Coulee is part of MCC’s emergency assistance of 25,000 heavy comforters and blankets, 10,000 flat sheets and 20,000 relief kits — plastic pails filled with towels, soap, shampoo and other hygienic supplies.
A number of MCC containers have already been shipped from warehouses in Pennsylvania and Ontario.
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