By Loretta Wolf
Monday of this week was the busiest day at the Material Resources warehouse in years. Staff unloaded 1 trailer from Ohio, 4 trailers from Wisconsin, 1 trailer from Pennsylvania, 3 U-Haul trucks from Pennsylvania, and quite a few cars, pickup trucks, and a church bus filled with donations for Lutheran World Relief.
More than 100,000 pounds of donated materials were received in one day. Even though it was a lot of hard work, there was much happiness as we need these donations so Lutheran World Relief can fulfill requests.
On Tuesday we received a trailer load from Illinois with 17,500 pounds of Lutheran World Relief donations.
On Wednesday, we unloaded a half trailer full of Lutheran World Relief donations from Pennsylvania as well as a 20-foot U-Haul truck.
On Thursday, driver Ed Palsgrove planned to pick up donations for Church World Service from western Pennsylvania.
Thanks to the donors and everyone who works to make this an amazing and wonderfully cooperative endeavor.
— Loretta Wolf is director of Material Resources for the Church of the Brethren. The Material Resources warehouse is at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md., where the program processes, warehouses, and ships relief goods on behalf of a number of ecumenical partner organizations.
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