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Bronxville Group Collects Personal Care Kits For Needy

The relief kits are ready to be shipped. From left to right, Nelly Palumbo, Justin Trotman, Alex Kirchgaesser, and Sharon Peterson
The relief kits are ready to be shipped. From left to right, Nelly Palumbo, Justin Trotman, Alex Kirchgaesser, and Sharon Peterson Photo Credit: The Lutheran Women's Missionary League

BRONXVILLE, NY -- The Lutheran Women's Missionary League gathered 77 personal care kits for the 2013 Lutheran World Relief Personal Care Kit donation.  The care packages were then sent to the Lutheran World Relief warehouse in Baltimore, Md.

The kits will then be shipped to various parts of the world and distributed to those in need.

Personal Care Kits include soap, towels, toothbrushes and other personal hygiene products. The kits are in high demand with many families fleeing their homes from natural disasters or political conflicts and seeking refugee camps or other places of safety.

“In the wake of an earthquake, or having fled from violence as their homes were overtaken, they clasp a towel from a faraway place, with a bar of soap, a toothbrush…and washing up, they know that they have not been forsaken by the world. The very simple gesture of giving a Personal Care Kit can give someone the encouragement to start anew, starting with a bath,” The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League said in a statement.

For information on how to donate goods for a relief kit go to lwr.org/getinvolved/personalcarekits

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