Monday, 30 September 2013

Urgent Request from Mount Olivet Church


As the devastation of the Syrian civil war continues to unfold, refugees living at the Za’atari refugee camp are bracing themselves for another harsh winter.  A housing shortage, lack of appropriate clothing and a demanding climate can make life extremely difficult for families that have fled the violence.  At the request of our partners, Canadian Lutheran World Relief will be dispatching a second shipment to support Syrian refugees living in Jordan, and we need your help.

Our goal is to gather 10,000+ sweaters this fall and dispatch them in time for winter.  Sweaters of all sizes are needed, for men, women and children.

We at Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in North Vancouver encourage everyone to help us reach this goal.

We are asking you for new and gently used sweaters that are cleaned.  You can gather the sweaters (mens, womens and childrens) place them in a box with your name on the front of the box and drop them off at Mt. Olivet Lutheran church.

Mt. Olivet Lutheran church, 1700 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver
The church is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. until 12:00
Or you may leave your box outside under the canopy on the parking lot side of the church.

Mt. Olivet will rebox, properly supply shipping labels and deliver to home hardware.  Home hardware then takes care of getting the shipment to the Lutheran World Relief’s warehouse in Winnipeg and they are responsible for getting it to “Za’atari refugee camp.  All boxes must get to the warehouse no later than October 31st.

Note:  all sweaters must be delivered to the church by October 20th at the latest******

Today, your help is needed again to provide warmth and dignity for those who have survived unspeakable hardships.  Together we will make a difference.

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