By Loretta Wolf
The Church of the Brethren’s Material Resources program–which processes, warehouses, and ships relief materials on behalf of a number of partner organizations–recently made shipments to South Sudan, Haiti, and Guatemala. Warehouses are located at the Brethren Service Center in New Windsor, Md.
Material Resources warehouse staff Scott Senseney and Jeffrey Brown loaded two 40-foot sea containers with Lutheran World Relief quilts and kits destined for South Sudan, weighing 71,432 pounds. See information about LWR programs in South Sudan at https://lwr.org/where‐we‐work/south‐sudan.
Medical supplies and equipment filling one 40-foot container were shipped to Haiti, and another 40-foot container was shipped to Guatemala. The two containers were shipped on behalf of Brothers Brother Foundation.
Driver Ed Palsgrove also picked up two trailer loads of medical supplies from a Pennsylvania donor. These supplies will be sorted and prepared for future shipments.
Materials Resource also was happy to pick up several containers of handicrafts for SERRV from the Baltimore pier. They were from Bangladesh and the Philippines. You can see the great handcrafts SERRV offers at www.serrv.org.
— Loretta Wolf is director of Material Resources for the Church of the Brethren. Find out more about the Material Resources ministry at www.brethren.org/brethrenservicecenter/materialresources.
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