caregiver kits // we did it!
In February I told you about how I wanted to help World Vision build Caregiver Kits for those work working Ebola patients. They have an urgent need for these kits, and yet I wasn't sure that we would be able to meet the minimum number of kits required for a supply drop off.
You can read more about it here and here, but the news today is that we did it, the kits are packed, and have been sent off to be distributed! THANK YOU!!!
Last week this truck pulled up in front of my house. And they dropped off a pallet that looked like this...
It was so big that it didn't fit in the picture. Seriously, it was taller than me!
We unwrapped the pallet and checked each box to make sure that everything was here, and that it was all in good condition. One of the boxes was a little crunched, so I was worried, but everything was as it should be.
The front porch was full, and yes, people stared. A parent of one of my sister's students asked her what was going on. My brother's friend stopped by and listened to us tell him about the project.
My whole family has taken every opportunity to tell people about what happens when a bunch of people pitch in with orders and gifts and generosity and prayer.
Typically when people pack Caregiver Kits they are doing it as part of a big event. Churches and businesses often do this. The set up they recommend is a 24-foot row of tables, and that just doesn't work in a house. Not in our house anyway!
So we set up around our kitchen island.
Every person in my family helped. There were eight of us, and while each of us packed some of the kits, a few of us also had other special jobs: taping boxes, checking kits, refilling supplies, and hand writing notes. You can see one through the bag here:
When they were all packed up, they made a nice stack of boxes in the living room (this picture isn't even all of them...there were 20 in total!). We all gathered around, and we prayed for the people who would receive the kits. We prayed for the caregivers and the patients. And we will continue to pray. If you're someone who believes in prayer, would you join us?
Thank you once again to every person who jumped in to be part of what God was doing here. I thank you, and so does World Vision.