A Container of Mercy
Hancock Church, in partnership with the Lexington Interfaith Clergy Association, is leading a Lexington-wide drive to fill a 40’ shipping container with relief supplies for the people of Puerto Rico, and to gather monetary donations to purchase generators, bottled water, and water cisterns and water filters. Hancock Church will underwrite the cost of packing and shipping the container to Puerto Rico.
Trustworthy Partners in Puerto Rico
The Third Presbyterian Church in Aguadilla and the Centro Cristiano de Restauracion in Cabo Rojo were identified as trusted partners by Carmen Ramos-Kalsow, Hancock Church Moderator and a native of Puerto Rico. These two churches on the western end of the island will ensure that donations will be used for the benefit of those most in need and not be used for sectarian purposes. For the complete list of needs, see below.
Donations Drop Off
From October 30 – November 10
1912 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA
Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Monetary donations accepted through November 10
Donate with a credit or debit card or with a PayPal account using the button at the top of the page.
Checks payable to Hancock Church with “Puerto Rico” in the memo line
Questions? Want to volunteer?
Susan McClements (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Robin DiGiammarino (email@example.com)
Carmen Ramos-Kalso (Carmen@mcginleykalsow.com)
Diapers for children and adults – all sizes
Non-perishable food (Rice and white, red, kidney beans and chick peas are staples in PR)
Insect repellent for adults and children
Wipes for babies
Wipes with bleach
Disposable medical gloves
Summer clothing for children- (lightly used and clean also accepted)
Summer clothing for adults all sizes (lightly used and clean also accepted)
Over the counter medicine (Pepto Bismol, Advil, Tylenol, etc.)
First aid kits- bandages, triple antibiotic cream, etc.
Liquid and bar soaps
Monetary donations to buy:
You can also contact the Hancock Church office with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-862-4220. Thanks for your support!
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