Special Video (How to pack a Care Kit) 9-19-17
Hurricane Harvey Request
Personal Care Kit (PCK)
PCK provides basic necessities to survivors who have been forced to leave their homes because of natural disaster. Please buy enough to last 3-5 days. (Please no motel size bottles)
Each comfort bag should contain the following:
1 Wash Cloth
1 Bath Towel-light weight
Soap-3 oz and up
Shampoo-no larger than 15 oz.
Conditioner -no larger than 15 oz.
Brush (optional but nice for women’s and children’s kits)
Toothbrush- single brushes only in original wrapper. No child size
Shaving Cream-travel size only (optional)
Deodorant-sample size only
Fingernail file or clipper-optional
Add to children’s kits:
Small toy or coloring book and crayons
Add to Women’s kits:
5 individually wrapped feminine hygiene pads.
Please put all liquids in gallon size zip lock bag. Then place it and all other items in 2 1/2 gallon zip lock bag.
Please mark on the outside what gender or age with magic marker.
Children’s Disaster Kit
This is to help replace toys or give the child something to do when parent is busy with filling out forms. These may be added to children’s care kit.
1 coloring book
1 box of crayons
1 story book (preferably about feelings)
2 small toys with 1 being a vehicle (these should be emergency
vehicles – police car, fire truck, ambulances – so
the children can express their feelings in play).
1 activity book with pencil and sharpener
1 small stuffed animal
Adventist Community Services Disaster Response serves victims of disaster without regard to religion or creed, race, age, or sex. ACSDR is able to serve effectively by utilizing a nationwide network of Adventist Community Services centers, more that 50 of which are located in Michigan.
A New Mobile Kitchen is being built. The old unit has proven too costly to repair. A slide out will provide the necessary room for our volunteers to safely work. More funds are needed. You may help by marking your tithe envelopes, “Disaster Trailers” or sending funds directly to the conference office.
Diana grew up in Silver Springs, MD and graduated from Columbia Union College in Takoma Park in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Diana became a pastor's wife two weeks later. She has worked with Disaster Response and Adventist Community Services at the local church level and as Director for Adventist Community Service since 2001. Diana became a Certified Senior Adviser in 2011.