8,564 pounds of boxed donations
At this year’s Lutheran World Relief CARE-VAN ingathering the Mid-South District had seven drop sites Nov. 2nd – 3rd collecting handmade quilts, school kits, personal care kits, baby care kits, fabric kits and boxes of soap. Our drop sites included Christus Victor, Knoxville, TN.; Cross of Christ, Chattanooga, TN.; Emmanuel, Hermitage, TN.; Immanuel, Memphis, TN.; First, Fort Smith, AR.; Grace, Little Rock, AR.; and Salem, Springdale, AR.
At the time of this report (11/15/2018), the top four quilt-producing congregations that dropped off their work at an LWR CARE-VAN ingathering site were Cross of Christ, Chattanooga, TN (111 quilts), Faith, Hot Springs Village, AR (103 quilts), First, Chattanooga, TN (100 quilts) and St. Paul, Wartburg, TN (100 quilts). A total of 1,096 quilts were donated by our Mid-South District churches.
Way to go Mid-South District!
To date we had 37 congregations participate (3 ELCA), collecting over $3,081 for shipping costs. We also collected 928 personal care kits, 95 fabric kits, 727 school kits, 93 baby care kits and 29 boxes of soap. The CARE-VAN loaded up with 414 boxes (weighing approximately 8,564 pounds!) of offerings from District congregations for Lutheran World Relief. Way to go Mid-South District!
Thank you to all
Many of the congregations’ efforts are coordinated by LWML groups and longstanding quilting groups in the congregations. They participate in this effort to share the love of Christ in a personal way. The tireless efforts of those who share their talents and the generous contributions of many make this a successful ingathering. Thank you to all who participated in this year’s annual LWR CARE-VAN drive!
Mid-South District CARE-VAN Coordinator