Her Time Ministry will again be this year's third quarter mission offering.
This mission is for homeless women in southwestern Ohio. A recent Facebook posting about a homeless woman who did not have personal care products because they can't be purchased with food stamps (and she could not afford them and feed her children) was appalling and saddening.
Feeling called to do this mission after Pastor Dale encouraged us to be the hands and feet of Christ, we knew we needed help. We have contacted a group called the Iron Samaritans who go directly to homeless shelters. Last year we distributed 360 packets. They have told us that they could easily distribute 40 kits a month. Your help with this project is much needed and greatly appreciated, as the 480 packets planned at this time is only a small effort.
We hope you will participate in the yearly kick-off events of Her Time Ministry in September. In addition to the September kick-off, we will be collecting items monthly and distributing them at the end of each month. We are also looking for others who are willing to help make the packets.
September 9, we will collect shampoo, deodorant and soap
September 16, we will collect toothbrush kits, lotion and vaseline
September 23, we will collect flushable wipes and socks
Items we are collecting monthly: Shampoo, deodorant, vaseline or lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste kits( NO mouthwash), bar soap or body wash (NO hand sanitizer), flushable wipes (travel quantities), tampons and sanitary pads, cotton briefs, and socks. Since our target recipient is homeless, sample and hotel sizes are all we can accept
We hope that you will join us with your offerings and your prayers as we serve homeless women.
Suriya Pandian and Dorothy Russell