We've all watched the sad news about the devastation that several Hurricanes have left behind, and our thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been impacted. You are probably wondering what you can do to help. Here's how we are responding as a church family.
Immokalee Bedding & Beds
November 2017 Project
**URGENT ACT BY NOVEMBER 29,2017**
Trinity’s LERT Ministry Team is coordinating efforts with the Lutheran Church Charities (LCC) to provide safe and clean bedding and beds to several families in the Immokalee, Florida area. We are starting with 12 families who are in a dire and urgent situation that we are supporting right now. There are approximately 70+ more families that Trinity and other congregations through LCC will be supporting over the next 6 to 8 months. You can join our efforts by buying bedding through the gift registry link below (pillows, sheets, waterproof mattress covers and light blankets.) All items will be shipped to our collection center at Hope Lutheran Church in Bonita Springs. The registry is set up with the exact items needed and is set up to ship exactly where we need the items to go.
Trinity is also purchasing mattresses and bed frames. Part of the cost of these items will be covered by using some of the Hurricane relief funds previously collected. We will need additional funds to buy all the mattresses we need. There has been a negotiated a special rate through MattressFirm. You can make a direct contribution to this project in two ways:
- Online giving portal. There you can designate your gift to "Hurrican Response."
- You can bring a check to worship this weekend or drop off a check at the main church office at Trinity Kimberly Way (map). Indicate "Hurricane" on your offering envelope or in the memo on your check if you are not using an envelope.
Every single dime we get will go to help with the relief efforts.
Pray for a quick recovery for all affected by these storms. Pray that we might share His love in an effective and life-giving way.
For any additional information regarding Trinity’s response strategy or to share your thoughts please contact Jan or Ed Boerman at LERT@tlc4u.org.