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An update from Renie Moss about additional opportunities (4/29/11, 11:30 p.m.)

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2011-04-29 Renie Moss, phone 205-726-2116, e-mail rmoss@samford.edu

This additional service site opportunity was in the works today and  the details were not yet available when I sent out our daily pray.give.serve email.  With so many needs, it is difficult for organizations to organize on "our time schedule" right now so again, we must approach these service opportunities with open hearts and hands and be willing to go when called.  Hopefully there are volunteers that are able to participate in this service opportunity in the hard hit area of Pleasant Grove tomorrow.

As with the other service sites tomorrow, please come to the Hub at the University Center between 7-9 am, , and there you will be able to pick up a Samford Gives Back red shirt that will identify you as a legitimate volunteer in the communities. 

PLEASANT GROVE WORK SITE THROUGH MISSION BIRMINGHAM Mission Birmingham in conjunction with Samaritan's Purse are organizing volunteers at Garywood Assembly of God at 2730 Allison-Bonnet Memorial Drive, Hueytown, 35023 at 1pm.  Volunteers are needed to help remove debris from the neighborhood as well as deliver food and resources to the residents.  Volunteers are asked to dress in work clothes and bring work gloves any tools such as chainsaws, hammer, drills, etc that they may have.  Having the items is not a requirement for service.

Mission Birmingham will have another service opportunity later in the weekend in the Norwood community.  More details will be communicated as soon as possible. 

Mission Birmingham is also  asking for donations of personal care items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, lotion, hand sanitizer, wet wipes, bandages, feminine products, deodorant, soap, towels, etc.  These items can be delivered to Mission Birmingham located at 2012 Magnolia Avenue in 5 Points South across from Bailey Brothers Music Store on 20th Street South tomorrow and all next week.

They will also  eventually need more volunteers to help assemble and distribute the care packages so I will communicate when they are ready to receive volunteers to coordinate this effort.

Resources

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