In response to the urgent need for hygiene kits in areas hit by recent earthquakes, the humanitarian services of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 1130 E. Wilson Ave in Glendale will be meeting this Saturday, April 17 from 8 a.m.to 11:30 a.m. to assemble additional kits.
Once assembled, the kits will be distributed to those living in the areas of natural disasters.
The La Crescenta Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, which includes the Crescenta Valley from La Cañada to Sunland and the extended Glendale community, will be assembling over 10,000 kits and welcomes help from anyone interested, including children and families.
According to organizers, due to the high number of natural disasters in recent weeks, there is an extreme shortage of hygiene kits at the LDS Church Humanitarian Services center. This local effort to assemble more kits will be beneficial on a global scale.
The kits will be sent to Haiti, Chile, and Mexico among other locations. Anyone in need can receive a kit, regardless of his or her religious affiliation, and no proselytizing is done in connection with the distribution of these supplies.
The kits include combs, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap and hand towels. These items are put into a heavy duty, one-gallon sealable bag. All supplies have been purchased through local donations, with 100% of the donations going toward supplies. All labor is performed on a volunteer basis, and all packing and shipping costs are covered by the LDS Church.
Former refugees who received kits have said how the much needed items eased their adversities in non-sanitary conditions. Although the kits are simple, they do make an enormous difference in peoples’ lives, said organizers.
For more information, contact Rick Callister at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (818) 621-5785.