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anonymous  January 04, 2009 8:40 PM

THE GIFT OF A SEAMSTRESS!
IF you can sew, consider making coats to donate to the homeless, the disaster victim, and the needy!
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anonymous  January 04, 2009 8:28 PM

A COAT OF MANY COLORS!
Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colors!
                                                   Genesis 37:3
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anonymous  January 04, 2009 8:20 PM

WHEN it's cold and rainy out !
A blanket would be soaked clear through and so when you shop for blankets remember that there are cold rainy days and that a plastic canvas and a tent, although some cities may not allow a tent, will be important along with blankets and sleeping bags. Sleeping bags should be insulated. Use these cold, wet rainy days as incentive to look for  shelters. Store up hand warmers and buy the bigger sizes of these thermo warmers. These will be needed for later on. Stock on all winter supplies: blankets, sleeping bags, warm socks and gloves, hats and other necessities. Never stop locating shelters. Write to your Senators and Representatives!  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
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anonymous  January 04, 2009 8:06 PM

I am hoping other organizations and churches are working as hard to deliver quilts to the homeless and needy, and that an effort is being made with fund raising also.
God Bless You,
Donna
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anonymous  January 04, 2009 7:54 PM

When looking for blankets for the homeless, persecuted, and disaster victims check yard sales and second hand stores, if you are lucky you might find some really nice blankets and quilts which are a reasonably inexpensive price. Always make sure the blankets and quilts, comforters and other bedding are washed in hot water, if you can or specialized soap to get rid of any pests. Also, check with area churches, Holding potlucks, bake sales and car washes are a good way to obtain money for blankets and other necessities for the homeless, the persecuted, and disaster victims! Sometimes second hand stores, charities and churches will give bibles away!

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anonymous  January 04, 2009 7:46 PM

KEEP LOOKING FOR QUILTERS AND IF YOU KNOW HOW TO QUILT START A QUILTING GROUP FOR THE HOMELESS  LET AS MANY CHURCHES AS POSSIBLE KNOW ABOUT YOUR GROUP! MAYBE YOUR LOCAL NEWSPAPER WILL DO A WRITE UP!  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
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anonymous  January 04, 2009 7:35 PM

Go to your church and ask if they have a quilting group, ask if members of your church would be willing to donate quits.  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 
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anonymous  January 04, 2009 7:24 PM

ACTS 9:36.)
In Joppa there was a woman named Tabitha, who was a believer. (Her name in Greek is Dorcas, meaning "a deer.") She spends all her time doing good and helping the poor. 37.) At that time she got sick and died. Her body was washed and laid in a bedroom upstairs. 38.) Joppa was not very far from Lydda, and when the believers in Joppa heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two men to him with the message, "Please hurry and come to us." 39.) So Peter got ready and went with them. When he arrived he was taken to the room upstairs, where all the widows crowded around him, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats that Dorcus had made while she was alive. 40.) Peter put them all out of the room and knelt down and prayed; then he turned to the body and he said, "Tabitha, get up! She opened her eyes and when she saw Peter,she sat up. 41.) Peter reached over and helped her get up. Then he called all the believers, including the widows, and presented her alive to them. 42.) The news about this spread all over Joppa, and many people believed in the Lord. 43.) Peter stayed on in Joppa for many days with a leather worker named Simon.
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anonymous  January 04, 2009 7:01 PM

Now is a good time to visit the quilt shops, the quilting groups, churches, and businesses to talk about donations.
Quilting auctions and quilt sales where the proceeds are used to help the homeless can be very successful!
Perhaps church members can donate quilts, and help you with sales and auctions!


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anonymous  December 22, 2008 1:30 AM

NEWS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: Emily Sollie, 410-230-2802, 443-220-3269 cell, esollie@lwr.org

Lutheran World Relief Delivers Quilts and Kits to Democratic Republic of Congo

Baltimore, December 15, 2008- Lutheran World Relief quilts and kits arrived last week in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where conflict continues to disrupt lives.

“In the midst of this conflict, people have had to flee their homes and leave behind everything.  With this shipment we are providing items necessary to meet basic daily needs,” says Trevor Knoblich, who coordinates LWR’s quilt and kit shipments.

The shipment contained more than 10,500 quilts, 3,500 health kits, 2,800 school kits, 3,750 sewing kits and 7,300 pounds of soap. 

“When a family’s life is disrupted by violence such as this, an LWR quilt or kit not only brings physical comfort, it also brings emotional comfort,” says Brenda Meier, LWR’s director for church & community engagement. “It’s a tangible symbol of our love and God’s love.”

LWR worked with partner organization Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) to get these vitally needed items into the hands of the people of the DRC.  Getting material aid into the region can be difficult as shipments must be routed through Tanzania and have to be unpacked and then re-packed onto ships to go into the DRC. 

“Delivering aid to areas in conflict is challenging.  Thanks to our partnership with the Norwegian Refugee Council, we were able to make the delivery,” says Knoblich.  NRC not only helped coordinate local transport, but helped to cover the costs of shipping the quilts and kits into the DRC.

Fighting in the DRC intensified in September following the breakdown of a fragile peace agreement between the government and rebel groups that have been operating in the region for many years. The escalation of the conflict has brought the already serious humanitarian crisis to catastrophic levels. 

Many Congolese have fled across the border to neighboring Rwanda and Uganda while others have sought shelter in overcrowded cities or the region’s remote tropical forests.  More than 1.4 million people are currently displaced and thousands lack adequate food, water, shelter, and healthcare.

Lutheran World Relief is responding through Action by Churches Together (ACT) International, a network of faith-based organizations that work together to respond to crises.  Working through ACT partner Norwegian Church Aid, LWR is providing support for water and sanitation efforts for communities affected by the ongoing violence.

“LWR will continue to support the people of the Congo as they persevere through this crisis,” says LWR president John Nunes.  “We are grateful to our supporters for their continued support of the people of the Congo.  Your financial contributions will supply families with the things they need to survive.”

As the crisis continues, support is urgently needed to continue relief efforts and aid shipments to the people of the DRC. LWR is accepting donations for the “Congo Crisis” relief effort. Gifts can be made online at www.lwr.org/giving; by phone at 1-800-597-5972; or by mail at P.O. Box 17061, Baltimore, MD 21298-9832, USA.

 

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anonymous QUILTS FOR THE PERSECUTED, HOMELESS, and DISASTER VICTIMS! December 22, 2008 1:30 AM

QUILTS FOR THE PERSECUTED, THE HOMELESS AND DISASTER VICTIMS!
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