ODELL — The products for the packaging of Mercy Meals products have arrived in Odell in preparation for the packaging of 50,000 meals destined for the typhoon-ravaged residents of the Philippines.
The devastating typhoon hit the Philippines on Nov. 11, 2013, leaving thousands dead and four million displaced.
Our Savior Lutheran, Odell- LCMS is ready to help the Philippines victims by packaging nourishing meals to be shipped to them. Area residents and surrounding communities are invited to join in this humanitarian effort.
Meals will be packaged Monday, Feb. 24, and Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Odell Community Building. Please contact Gwen Vitosh at 402-806-2174 or Deb Penner at 402-520-1795 or call the State Bank of Odell (402-766-3720) and ask for Gwen or Deb.
They are placing volunteers in two-hour time slots. They will need about 200 volunteers in all. Monday’s production lines are scheduled to run 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Tuesday will run from 7 a.m. till finished, which is projected to be around 3 p.m.
The meals will be shipped through Orphan Grain Train, a Christian volunteer network that shares personal and material resources with needy people in America and around the world. The Orphan Grain Train movement is a loving response to Jesus Christ’s example as a servant and His love for everyone. OGT is a recognized service organization of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and works in cooperation with other Christian ministries.
For more information about Mercy Meals and Orphan Grain Train, contact Pastor Greg Stuckwisch, 402-230-0698.