Helping each other help children (Sept. 25)
Barbi Carroll of Mission Love Seeds saw Jane Carron of Generous Heart Ministries at Dollar Tree last week purchasing cart after cart of food and snacks to send to the children in Immokalee, Fla.
MLS will send two or three 24-26 ft. trucks plus loaded SUVs that will leave early Friday, Oct. 6.
Items are still needed to fill the backpacks for the children, such as school supplies and snacks. See complete list below. If you have questions, call 850-865-1055. — from The Destin Log, Sept. 27)
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Mission Love Seeds is responding to the needs of Hurricane Irma in south Florida and will deliver water, food, pet food, school supplies and other supplies to one of the hardest hit areas from Hurricane Irma.
Now the trucks will load up to go to Immokalee, Fla. Pastor Josh Leadingfox and Jennifer Lynn, who works at a school in Immokalee and knows the kids and their families, are busy helping Mission organize the relief efforts there.
This is the area where Mission Love Seeds feels called to help. At this time, they are collecting water, food and supplies to help these families.
“We realize it’s a very long drive from Destin, but we will always go where we feel called by God to go help his people,” said Carroll.
Immokalee is an area that was hit hard. The families are field and packinghouse workers and will not have work for weeks to come.
Just think what you would need to restart your life … toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers, baby wipes, water, soap, cleaning supplies, trash bags, towels etc.
It was Lynn’s idea to collect backpacks and fill them with food and snacks for the weekend. If you can’ t afford to fill a backpack, please just give as much food and snacks as you can. Mission Love Seeds would like to be able to help refill those backpacks for weeks and months to come.
Donations can be dropped off at Real Joy Properties, 4014 Commons Drive, Ste. 100. Call 850-424-3094 before coming. Another drop-off location is Mission Love Seeds, 55 Country Club Dr. E.
Call or text MLS at 850-865-1055. Visit missionloveseeds.org to donate or see complete list of needs. Information and updates will be available on Facebook at Mission Love Seeds Charity.
No donation is too small. Every penny goes to help the families. The food and supplies will be delivered as soon as there are enough supplies and funds to rent trucks and pay for fuel.
“We need everyone to come together and help, like you did after Hurricane Harvey,” said Barbi Carroll, founder of Mission Love Seeds. “If you can’t help, please pray others who can help, will — and also pray for safe trip.”
Some supplies needed
Men’s and women’s deodorant
Feminine hygiene products
Milk – Dollar Tree has milk on the shelf, which has a very long shelf life and it’s very good. A couple of weeks ago, Mission purchased all they had for Beaumont, Texas but the store have since restocked.
Also needed are backpacks filled with non-perishable food and snacks for the children and others filled with school supplies.
Soap/ travel size body wash
Travel size medicines, like Pepto-Bismol, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.
Baby items — diapers/wipes
Non perishable food
Heavy duty trash bags
Gift Cards for Walmart, Home Depot
and gas money