Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is asking Hoosiers to donate new clothing, powdered baby formula and other items for thousands of Afghan evacuees temporarily housed at Camp Atterbury in Indiana. The St. Peter Sunday school is leading us in collecting these items.
Nine Indiana National Guard armories will serve as regional collection sites for the public to drop off new items to help clothe and support the evacuees, including South Bend. Only new items in their original packaging will be accepted.
The clothing needs include men’s and women’s unbranded, modest items such as long sleeve t-shirts, underwear, pants and jackets in sizes small to large and children’s clothing, including baby and newborn clothes, hats and socks. Forty percent of the evacuees are children ages 14 and under.
Please bring items by next Sunday October 3 and place them in the designated area in the back of the church.
“As you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:40
Governor’s Original Announcement: