Central Va. non-profit needs supplies for Iraqi and Syrian refugees

Gleaning for the WorldNews Release

Gleaning For The World Expanding Collection Points To Roanoke

August 19, 2014 | Concord, VAGleaning For The World is providing humanitarian assistance to the Iraq and Syrian refugees of the Islamic State, the terrorist militia formerly known as ISIS. Now more than 1,000,000 people in Iraq and Syria have fled the violence and brutality that this group inflicts. As the US military continues to make strikes against the Islamic State, more will be able to escape the clutches of this terrorist organization.

“We have seen the atrocities ISIS is perpetrating on these families,” says Rev. Ron Davidson, president and founder of Gleaning For The World. “Husbands have stayed behind to buy time for their wives and children to escape to these refugee camps, with little hope they will ever see them again. By helping the refugees, we can stand together against those committing these vicious attacks.”

Our strategic partners, working with Iraq and Syrian refugees, have asked for our help with this crisis.

In addition to the supplies we are sending, we will be holding local collections for the Islamic State refugees.

(Continue reading for drop-off locations and supplies needed)

 

Sam’s Club

Lynchburg, Wards Road

Wednesday August 20 – Friday August, 22

10 am. – 6 pm

Wednesday August 27 – Friday August, 29

10 am. – 6 pm

Walmart

Lynchburg, Old Forest Road

Wednesday August 20 – Friday August, 22

10 am. – 6 pm

 

Roanoke Drop Off Points

1. Word of Truth Ministries, 643 Peter Creek Road, Roanoke VA 24017

a. Phone 540-339-9258

b. They can collect Monday – Friday 9am – 3:30 pm

c. Also on Sundays from 8:30 – 1:00

d. Or call for an appointment to drop off

2. Cross Roads Church, 4827 Delray St NW, Roanoke VA 24012

a. Phone 540-362-1623

b. They can collect Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9am-3pm

c. Also on Sunday from 8:30-1:00

 

Supplies we are collecting…

Most Needed:

1. Toothbrushes/toothpaste (new)

2. Bars of soap (new, no liquid)

3. Washcloths/towels/blankets (new)

4. Feminine pads (Sanitary napkins only please) & Incontinence Pads

5. Shampoo (full bottles)

 

Other Supplies:

  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby Bottle (Plastic Only)
  • Stuffed Animals
  • Plastic eating utensils (new)
  • Plastic Plates
  • Pots & Pans
  • Cooking Utensils

 

About Gleaning For The World:

Founded in 1998 by the Rev. Ronald Davidson, Gleaning For The World is a non-profit humanitarian aid organization that shares the love of God at home and around the world through the efficient delivery of high quality, life-saving supplies to victims of poverty and devastation by connecting corporate surplus to critical needs.

Forbes Magazine has ranked Gleaning For The World the “most efficient large charity in America” four out of the past five years. This non-profit organization is based in Concord, VA. www.GFTW.org.

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