Disaster Response Update: Request for volunteers to resize sheets for hospitals treating Ebola patients in Africa

10/30/2014

The United Methodist Disaster Warehouse in Decatur has King and Queen size sheets that need to be cut down to hospital size sheets for those hospitals treating Ebola patients in Africa.

They are asking for volunteers with sewing machines to take some of these sheets and resize them and return them to the Disaster Warehouse by Monday, November 17, 2014.

Disaster Warehouse volunteers are preparing to send a second shipment of supplies to Africa. The first shipment contained 3,578 pounds of needed medical supplies.

The resizing of bed sheets is meeting a specific need. When a patient dies with Ebola, the sheets, pillow cases, towels, wash cloths, pillows and mattresses all have to be burned!  These clinics and hospitals are running low on bed linens.

For more information contact the United Methodist Disaster Warehouse at 256-341-9961.

Executive Director of the Disaster Warehouse Rev. Ray Crump adds, “Back in 2013, Ebola was NOT included in any of our 2014 plans and is putting a strain on our finances.  If would be helpful if churches at this time, place this ‘asking’ in their local budget.  We depend upon local churches having the United Methodist Disaster Relief Warehouse in their local budget for $10 a month.”

Individuals and church treasurers may mail contributions to:
United Methodist Disaster Relief Warehouse
P.O. Box 1133
Decatur, AL 35602


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