New England District

Lutheran Women's Missionary League

Mercy Ingatherings

Mercy Kits Are Needed for Disaster Victims

Part of the LWML pledge states that we are… ”pledging our willing service wherever and whenever He has need of us.”  Recent tornados and floods around the country have resulted in a barrage of requests for Mercy Kits (also known as Hygiene Kits) for the victims. Your help is needed to replenish the supply of Kits for Lutheran World Relief.

What the Mercy Kits Include   (Include the following items in each Mercy Personal Care Kit )

   towel×1One light-weight bath-size towel (between 20″×40″ & 52″×27″), dark color recommended     soap×2Two bath-size bars (4 to 5 oz.) of soap, any brand, in original wrapping    toothbrush×1One adult-size toothbrush in its original packaging**Toothbrush multi-packs may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business-size envelope; no plastic bags or wrap 
comb×1One sturdy comb, remove packaging   nailclippers×1One metal nail clippers (attached file optional), remove packaging    Do not add other items or leave out any of the items listed.  All items should be new and ingood condition. Do not enclose the Kit or any of its contents in plastic bags. 

 Wrap all the items in the towel and tie securely with ribbons or yarn.

 Also Needed by Lutheran World Relief are Quilts

While Packing your Quilts and Kits:

 Pack completed Quilts and Kits, like items together, in boxes.   Label contents in LARGE, BLOCK LETTERS on the outside of the boxes.

 Use strong cartons secured with packing tape, not to exceed 40 pounds.

 Do not use plastic or paper bags to pack donations.

Include the name and address of your congregation on each box, label contents and send prepaid to or drop off at the LWR warehouse closest to you:

Lutheran World Relief                                           Lutheran World Relief

398 East Richmond Street                                     601 Main Street

South St. Paul, MN 55075                                      PO Box 188

651.457.9009                                                        New Windsor, MD 21776         410.635.8795

The warehouses accept items year-round. Call ahead for driving directions and hours of operation if you are personally delivering your donations.


OTHER Mercy Ingatherings:

Hygiene Kits                                                    Pillow Case Dresses

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Ebola Prevention Kits

ebola items