Boy Scouts will collect relief items for Haiti
Peabody Boy Scout Troop 108 is gathering personal hygiene products for shipment to Haiti to help in the relief effort following the earthquake of two weeks ago.
Troop leader Carol Smith said the boys will work with the Mennonite Central Committee to help the MCC meet its quota of 20,000 relief kits for residents of the stricken country.
“I have talked to the churches in Peabody about collecting items in church,” she said. “We work closely with the scouts in Marion and they are gathering items from their community also.”
The items collected by the scouts will be packed into a bucket with a lid, provided by the MCC. The packing will be done by the MCC in Newton.
Items needed for the relief kits are: four bars of bath soap, one 13- to 24-ounce plastic bottle of shampoo, 10 cups powdered laundry detergent (please double bag in one-gallon zip-close bags —this is in case they can’t find the laundry soap bars), one large squeeze tube of toothpaste (130 ml or 6 ounces), four adult tooth brushes (leave in packaging), one hair brush (remove packaging), one comb (20 cm or 8 inches), one fingernail clipper, one box of adhesive bandages (minimum of 40 assorted), and one package of sanitary pads (18-24 maxi or ultra-thin maxi pads.)
The scouts will be collecting these items until Feb. 14. For more information, contact Smith at 983-2475.