Saturday, September 26, 2009

Latter-day Saint Charities

One of the service couples in the Jerusalem Center represents LDS Charities in the Holy Land. One of their projects is to deliver hygiene packets to people in need. Some are delivered by a Greek Orthodox priest to families in Gaza while others are distributed by humanitarian organizations to families in East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Galilee. Each week when the students are in town they volunteer for an hour to put together the hygiene kits.
They gather in the parking garage and assemble packets of hand towels, soap, tooth brushes, toothpaste and combs. Friday afternoon the Emmetts joined in the fun.
Sarah helped tape the boxes shut after they had been filled with a half dozen packets. She also helped put together four toothbrushes and two combs to then be rolled in a hand towel. Marie's job was to then put these rolls in a plastic bag.
Once the bags were filled, sealed, boxed and sealed, Joel and Will then carried the boxes into a storage room where I helped stack them.
They both worked very hard.

Later Will switched to catching the newly taped empty boxes and putting them in the pile to be filled. The BYU students were very good to work with our children.
We all enjoyed helping and plan to make it a regular activity.


  1. We are glad but not surprised to find out that you are all staying busy with a worth while cause. We wonder daily how things are going so it is always good to hear that you are doing well. Keep us posted.

  2. Great examples... keep up the good work.