- Amanda McKinney
Hello!!!! How are Ya'll??? I have a HUGE plea to all of you, your friends, your aquiantances, your coworkers, your doctor's offices, etc.!!!!! HELLLLPPPP!!!!!
So, we have this AMAZINGLY, AWESOME opportunity to BLESS Refuge of Hope in Pucallpa with a ton of donations of all kinds of things that they need! They have never had the opportunity to have a large amount of much needed donations of wheelchairs, medical equipment, school supplies, etc. sent to them...UNTIL NOW!!!
Before I move to Pucallpa, Peru in February 2016, I will be shipping a 20' container with my personal belongings, etc. But my personal items will by no means fill this container. We are hoping to fill the extra space with donations for The Refuge of Hope! They have never had the opportunity to have donations shipped to them, so this is an awesome way we can take advantage of me shipping stuff to get donations to them! There is a huge need for more wheelchairs and now is our opportunity to send them there safely and with little cost! Thus we are asking for wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, PT/Orthopedic equipment, white canes(navigation sticks for the blind), Perkins Braillers, Books in Spanish, School Supplies, Carpentry Equipment, Tools, and any and all other assistive devices for individuals with disabilities. Items can be purchased online, at medical supply stores, or can often be found at thrift stores and yard sales. If you enjoy shopping, head out and hunt for these items! All items need to be sent to/dropped off at New Life Community Church, 1449 Courthouse Rd, Stafford, VA 22554 by November 15. Contact me to arrange drop off of donated items. All donations are tax deductible, so keep your receipts or, if your donation is worth over $500, let me know your name/address and I can inform the non-profit so they can get you a tax-deductible receipt. Want to help but don't have the time to shop and ship items? You can send a check written to "Refuge of Hope" with "Medical Supplies" in the FOR line to the Refuge of Hope Non-Profit's treasurer:
405 Holly Stream Trail
Roswell, GA 30075.
They will see that items are purchased here in Virginia to avoid shipping costs, but that they get on the cargo shipment.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE consider helping us collect as many donations as possible to be able to BLESS Refuge of Hope, the Students that both live and attend there, and all the Teachers and workers there with an overwhelming, heartfelt offering of Love from their brothers and sisters in Christ here in the U.S.A.
If you would like a more detailed list of ideas for donations/needs, let me know and I can email you the master list.
Any questions, just let me know!! Love you guys!!!