Helping Haiti: Health Kit Assembly, Supply Drive Planned

Two opportunities to help earthquake victims in Haiti have been planned. 

On Sunday, February 7, the campus community is invited to assemble health kits beginning at noon at First United Methodist Church, located just west of campus. Supplies have already been collected so help is needed to assemble the health kits containing items like towels, toothbrushes, bandages and soap. Once the kits are assembled, the United Methodist Committee on Relief will help distribute 100 percent of the supplies to Haiti.

NWU students are also organizing a medical supply drive. Collection bins will be set up in Great Hall in the Smith-Curtis Administration Building and at the University Ministries Office in Old Main to collect donations of hand sanitizer, gauze, aspirin, baby bottles and other personal care items. The supplies will be shipped to a Denver warehouse later this spring. The Denver warehouse — Project C.U.R.E. — will ship the medical supplies to Haiti. The supply drive will begin Wednesday, January 27 and continue through February 12.

For questions regarding the health kit assembly on February 7, contact University Minister Pauletta Lehn.