As of November 2021, our Missions Team is active again. If you are interested in serving, please contact Karen Stewart, chair of Missions.
We are collecting for Holiday baskets at SE Linn Community Center for families in our local communities. We normally support them with at least around $700 to $1,000 and we hoping to continue to support them in that effort this year.
We are collecting for the Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy Wisconsin all month of November. We sent our first load to them this week and we are excited to continue to collect items to be a part of their welcome and resettlement here in the US.
OPERATION NEW HOPE AID
(collecting items for Afghan refugees—all of November!)
TaLisha Zell of Mount Vernon is leading this effort to support the 13,000 Afghan refugees that were brought to the US when Afghanistan fell and needed refugee. Forts all over the US are being utilized for this and we have one about 3 hours from Mount Vernon. They are in need of many items and Fort McCoy is housing one of the largest groups in the US of 13,000, many with families and small children. TaLisha’s mom is on the ground there with “SAVE OUR ALLIES” a volunteer organization helping to cloth and care for these families. TaLisha is generously driving all donated items to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin in support of her Mom who is volunteering on the ground there.
Diapers and pull-ups (Every Size-Partial bags/boxes accepted)
Infant and Children’s Tylenol
Maxi pads (ultra thin with wings or super maxi no wings-NO TAMPONS are accepted)
Body wash (7 oz bottles are best)
Toothpaste (Travel size)
Lotion (Travel size)
Bar soap (4 oz-unscented)
Clothing Detergent pods
Towels and washrags
Socks (all sizes, infant to adult)
Sneakers (all sizes, infant to adult)
Snow Boots (all sizes, infant to adult-new or great condition)
Coats (all sizes, infant to adult-new or great condition)
Gloves, Mittens, hats (all sizes, infant to adult)
Blankets (throw, twin, queen size)
Puzzles, balls, etc (new or good condition)
Exersaucers, play mats, etc (new or good condition) ***Strollers and Baby Carriers*** (new or good condition)
Duffel bags or small suitcases are also needed!
Together we can bring new hope! (Deposit items in boxes by RED DOORS)