Friday, April 5, 2013
United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay hopes to pack 150,000 meals for starving children over a three-day period.
Roughly 6,200 children under age five die every day of hunger or malnutrition. That number is slowly going down, thanks to organizations like United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, which recruited more than 800 volunteers for a food packing event this week. The three-day food packing event is facilitated by Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian hunger relief organization. Last year, Feed My Starving Children packed 162 million meals consisting of vitamin-packed flavoring, dried vegetables, soy protein and rice. According to Feed My Starving Children, the number of children dying from starvation has decreased 43 percent from 1992. In addition to recruiting its church membership, United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay also …
Friday, February 8, 2013
United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay is working with an international hunger relief organization to pack 150,000 meals for starving children throughout the world.
The United Methodist Church of Whitefish Bay, in conjunction with the Feed My Starving Children hunger relief organization, is sponsoring a food packing event to combat world hunger. The event will take place on April 4-6 at Portal Industries, 1015 Cedar Creek Road in Grafton, Wisconsin. The food will be packed in eight two-hour shifts over the course of the three days. The goal is to recruit 750 volunteers and to pack 150,000 meals. All are welcome to participate, regardless of church affiliation. Pre-registration is required and a $10 donation is requested. Additional donations are also welcome. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization whose mission is to feed starving children throughout the world. For 25 years, FMSC …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
United Methodist Church has collected 85 teddy bears for Sandy Hook Elementary families, but due to the recent surge in donations, Connecticut officials are asking that the bears be donated locally in the Milwaukee area instead.
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- Jeff Rumage
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
When news broke earlier this month about an elementary school shooting, the entire nation turned its focus to the small town of Newtown, Connecticut. Although it would have been easy to feel helpless about a tragic act against innocent children in a safe setting, some people, like Sharon Garrett, felt compelled to reach out and help. A collector of Teddy bears, Garrett called on her fellow parishioners at United Methodist Church to donate the stuffed bears to Newtown families impacted by the shooting. "I was so touched by what the families were going through, and I really wanted to find a way to reach out to share God's love," Garrett said. "I wanted it to be a very concrete, personable relationship with the children and families, to let …