It’s the second big week in a row for our First Presbyterian family to serve our neighbors–neighbors in nearby Westerly Hills and our partners in Haiti, one of the world’s poorest countries.
We’ll be preparing school supplies for the classrooms at Westerly Hills Academy and filling a school bus with supplies for our friends in Haiti.
Here are the details on how you can help:
Fill the bus for Haiti: You’ll see a big yellow school bus parked in front of the church through Friday, August 17. Our goal is to fill the bus with much-needed supplies for our ministry partners, OFCB (Operation Force for Christ Bayonnais). Deliver your donations to the stage in Wood Fellowship Hall during church hours. Here’s what’s needed: receiving blankets, infant hooded towels, rice, dried black beans, cooking oil, prenatal vitamins, vitamin C, Tylenol, Children’s Liquid Tylenol, Naproxen (Aleve), Ibuprofen, Imodium (or generic) and children’s chewable vitamins with iron.
You can also make donations to offset transportation costs. Send checks to Friends of OFCB, PO Box 34563, Charlotte, NC 28234. Note “BUS” on your check. Contact Glenna Cook with questions.
Pick an Apple for Westerly Hills Classrooms: Help PW (Presbyterian Women) fill goody bags for all 45 classrooms at Westerly Hills Academy. You can support this PW project in three ways. You can pick an apple from the Apple Tree in the Historical Lobby, purchase the school supplies or gift card listed and return them to the bin in the back hall behind the Sanctuary. The Apple Tree will be in full bloom Sunday, August 12, and will be staffed each Sunday through September 19. You can also make a donation online or mail a check to the church with Westerly Hills Academy school supplies noted in the memo line.