Fort McCoy in Wisconsin is accepting guests from Afghanistan at 1,000 per day. There are about 8,000 on base now and by next week there will be close to 11,000. They have come with the clothes on their backs. We have been asked to help. The request is for new clothing and shoes for men, women, and children. (See the bulletin insert below for details.) No used clothing will be accepted at this point.
We would like to have a truck ready to go on Thursday September 9. This is a quick turn-around but with all your help it can happen. That means if you can collect at your church and then call Alice Garrett 608-345-3883 for the closest drop off point by Tuesday, September 7, so we can get it packed and ready to go!!! You can text or leave a message.
Your help is so appreciated! If you would like to give a monetary gift, please send a check for WI ACS to:
142 1st Street
Clear Lake, WI, 54005
Alice Garrett, Adventist Community Service Director
Needs List for Afghan Refugees/Guests at Fort McCoy
We are asking the SDA Churches in Wisconsin to help out by taking part in an urgent drive to donate new clothes and shoes to the Refugees/Guests at Fort McCoy. Many of these people came with the clothes on their backs. With 11,500 guests at Fort McCoy every little bit we help is so needed. There will be other opportunities to donate especially with winter coming. Your help is so appreciated.
At this point NO used clothing will be accepted.
1. NEW clothing, underwear, socks and shoes are a must! Flip flops and sandals will be accepted as well. Please leave the tags on the garments. Sizes Small – XXL is all that is needed.
2. Underwear and socks need to be in original packages
3. We must be considerate of cultural appropriateness
4. Lightweight jackets/sweatshirts accepted — but NO winter coats or gear at this time.
5. Duffel bags / laundry bags needed.
Men: Small to XXL unbranded, modest clothing like shirts, pants, socks, shoes, underwear, light-weight jackets/sweatshirts, lightweight sweaters.
Women: Small to XXL unbranded, modest clothing like shirts, long sleeve crew neck shirts,
(no scooped neck shirts) pants, socks, shoes, underwear, light-weight jackets/sweatshirts, lightweight sweaters.
Children: gender appropriate for all ages and sizes unbranded modest clothing like shirts, pants, socks, shoes, underwear, lightweight sweaters, jackets, sweatshirts.
You can also donate to the WI ACS and send it to Alice Garrett 142 1st Street Clear Lake WI 54005. and we will purchase what is needed.
These items need to be at the drop-off sites near you by Tuesday evening.
If you have questions please call Alice at 608-345-3883
WI ACS Director