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Kiwanis Club Collecting Aid For Puerto Rico

Jan 10, 2018 10:53AM ● By Theresa Gilman


Next Saturday, Jan 13, the Kiwanis Club of Wilmington will conduct another collection of food, water, clothes and other essentials for the people of Puerto Rico. In greatest need is food: Rice and Beans plus food that can be eaten right out of the can.The site will be, again, at 386 Main St., West Real Estate, Wilmington, next to Bank of America from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

The second in an ongoing effort, the club hopes to surpass the success of Nov 11th, when they collected over 3 tons of supplies. Materials will be turned over to the Seventh Day Adventist Church, which maintains a Disaster Relief Recovery Program. They have people on the ground to distribute the materials to the people in need - and their own truck drivers!

Also needed (besides food):
Clothes, all sizes, types, gender, age. (used is OK, but would you wear them?)
Pots and Pans, Cooking tools
Winning Megabucks tickets
Cleaning supplies
Toys (yes, Christmas was bleak)
Letters of hope and encouragement
Shoes, sandals, flip-flops

The list is only limited to your imagination!

San Juan is getting restored, but the countryside is still in a horrible condition, homes destroyed, roads gone, electricity still not restored. No work. No pay. Nothing to buy. Many more months to go.

Questions: call Wilmington Kiwanis Club President Stu Neilson 978-430-1652.
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