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Thanks church members for aiding project

Published: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 1:15 a.m. CDT

Tim Oloffson

Wyanet

In July, churches and other organizations collected various humanitarian aid items to support at-risk children in Romania. Another Child Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit charity that has the goal of reaching, teaching, and transforming the lives of at-risk children all over the world.

Project Respond had the focused effort of collecting donations specifically for those children in which Fundatia Buckner (ACF’s mission partner in Romania) serves on a regular basis.

Because of ACF supporters, more than 7,500 humanitarian aid items were collected and will soon be shipped to Romania. Among those 7,500 items were 1,825 pairs of shoes, 271 coats, and, thanks to Craft Hope, 2,030 hand-knitted hats, scarves, mittens, and blankets were lovingly crafted for kids in Romania.

On Aug. 2, volunteers at Christ United Methodist Church prepared, counted, and boxed thousands of items for shipping. Their thoughts were on the vulnerable children and their families who will be helped and the smiles that will be on their faces when they receive those gifts.  

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity in 2013.

Go to the ACF website at www.anotherchild.org to find out how your church can be a part of Project Respond and help change lives in Romania.

Many thanks to the following local churches and organizations who held aid drives: First Christian Church, New Bedford; United Methodist, Walnut; First Lutheran Church, Ohio; St. John’s Lutheran, Sterling; Evangelical Free, Erie; New Life Lutheran, Sterling; Walnut Community Bible, Walnut; Harvest Time Bible Chapel, Rock Falls; Trinity Lutheran, Manlius; and Loraine United Methodist, Prophetstown.

Note to readers: Tim Oloffson is the executive director.

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