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World Medical Relief Efforts in Haiti

We have all seen and heard the reports of the extreme devastation caused in Haiti this summer from back to back disasters the country has experienced. World Medical Relief, in cooperation with Alafia Foundation of Hope International, Divine Child High School, and Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity of Wayne State University, is collecting a variety of supplies for the Caribbean nation, which was rocked by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake and then pummeled two days later by Tropical Storm Grace. As a result of this two-fold tragedy, more than 2,000 Haitians have died, while thousands are homeless.


World Medical Relief is located in Southfield, Michigan and was started in 1953 by a Detroit housewife – Irene M. Auberlin.

There are copies of the fascinating history of this organization available on the table in Weir Foyer.

Please take a copy home with you!


Over the next several weeks, we will be collecting the following medical supplies which will be delivered to World Medical Relief and then shipped to Haiti. You may place your donations in the box located in Weir Foyer.


We will be collecting items through Sunday, October 10.

 

First Aid Supplies

•     Ace Bandages

•     Gauze 2x2

•     Adhesive Bandages of All Sizes

•     Adhesive First Aid Tape

•     Alcohol/Betadine Swabs (No bottles, please)

Personal Hygiene Supplies

•     Shampoo, Soap, Deodorant

•     Toothpaste, Toothbrushes

•     Natural Hair Combs

•     Face Towels (Must be new, please)

Baby Items

•     Baby Shampoo, Baby Powder, Baby Formula

Blankets

•     Twin-size (Must also be new, please)


Blessing of the Animals 2021

Cherry Hill’s “Blessing of the Animals” service has become an annual fall tradition.

 

This special service commemorates the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi.

He was a great lover and protector of all of God’s creatures, great & small.

 

All two and four footed, furry and feathery, crated or leashed friends are welcome!

If you are unable to bring your pet, please bring a photograph.

 

A free-will offering will be received for the Dearborn Animal Shelter.

The shelter handles almost 3,000 animals a year!

This free will offering will be an additional way for us to share our care and concern for our special friends.


Click here for the flyer

 

Cherry Hill School Supply Closet

Two years ago, The Board of Deacons established a “School Supply Closet” in our building as a way to reach out and help our neighbors at Bryant Middle School. Some students can’t afford to buy their own school supplies and teachers often have to go purchase supplies throughout the year with their own money to keep up with the demand. This fall, we would like to restock the supply closet and are in need of donations. We will collect the school supplies listed below and let the teachers at Bryant know that we are here to help as needed. We are asking members and friends to purchase supplies, bring them to the church and place in the box in the foyer. We hope to keep the closet well stocked throughout the school year, so we will publish the list from time to time.


*** If you use Amazon to purchase school supplies, please use smile.amazon.com and mention Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church in Dearborn. Amazon donates to organizations collecting supplies for those in need.


If you have any questions, please contact the church office.


Items Needed

Dividers - 1 ½ to 2 inch binders - Wide and College ruled paper –

Wide and College lined composition notebooks

One, Two, and Three subject notebooks

Markers - Colored Pencils - Regular #2 pencils - Erasers - Pencil Sharpeners, Rulers

Zipper pouches for pens and pencils - Scissors and Calculators

For Little Children

Pencil Boxes – Pencils   - Crayons – Markers – Erasers - Glue Sticks – Scissors