With Hurricane Harvey and Maria having devastated Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida, Texas and Louisiana, Church World Service has issued an urgent appeal for Cleanup Buckets and Hygiene Kits.
Newman Congregational Church in Rumford, RI serves as a depot for Church World Service. Disaster relief Clean-Up Kits and Hygiene Kits may be dropped off at Newman UCC until Wednesday, October 18. Please call the church (401-434-4742) for drop off days and times.
Churches can apply for matching grants from the national UCC to help cover the costs of the kits - read more here.
Chapel Street Congregational Church in Lincoln is taking donations of checks or cash for animals of all types for the Houston SPCA. Hurricane Harvey has left many animals homeless and hungry. Please make out checks to Houston SPCA and RI SPCA will match the donation. The church will be accepting these donations through October 1st. After this date please donate directly to the Houston SPCA by contacting the RI Chapter at # 401-438-9150
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