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WOW! Thanksgiving Ingathering a HUGE success thanks to you!!

What began in 1980 on the campus of Westmar College with a total of $44,882 in cash and in-kind gifts has grown to over $1 million presented in 2015 by faithful United Methodists at five sites – Cherokee, Webster City, Cedar Falls, Mount Pleasant, and Greenfield.

Members of Hope UMC gave:thank you banner

  • 20 health kits
  • 55 school kits
  • 3 layette kits
  • 23 baby sweaters
  • 12 school bags
  • 9 lit kits, and
  • 123 baby caps

Plus, $842 was collected for Church World Service blankets and $216 was sent to cover shipping costs and toothpaste for the health kits. A child’s quilt was also donated and sold for $65 at the quilt auction. The total cash and value of in-kind gifts was $2,745.00.  WOW!!

United Methodists across Iowa were challenged to “be candles of hope by being a part of ending hunger and reaching out to those in various need through Thanksgiving Ingathering 2015.” Thank you for accepting that challenge with your overwhelming generosity.  You have helped light the world for those in need!


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