Collection dates are Sundays, September 10, 17 and 24.
Packing date is Sunday, October 1 at BUMC
As conflict continues in the Middle East, our troops are deployed there in harm’s way to help and protect others and bring peace to this region. As these young men and women address this task, we are asking for your support to provide Care Packages to members of the Army’s 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.
Collections will begin on September 10th and continue throughout the month. On September 17th, we will have an active Army member speak to us who has served in this region. Finally, on October 1st, following the 9:30 a.m. service, you are invited to help pack these Care Packages. Children are welcome to help, as well.
Some of the supplies requested include packages of gum, chap stick, small packages of M & M’s with nuts and very small cans of fruit cocktail. A full list will be available in worship and on our website on September 10th. Your funds (if checks, they may be made out to BUMC with a note ‘For the Troops’) for purchases of supplies will be most welcomed.
For further information or if you would like to assist, please contact Bob Hammett at (847) 942-6860 (email firstname.lastname@example.org) or George Gill at (847) 778-5475 or email@example.com. Last year, BUMC sent 282 Care Packages to a Marine unit deployed in Iraq.