..collection to support Remote Area Medical event in Wise County, VA
To St. James Members and Friends:
Our member, Dave Kirk, is once again traveling to southwest Virginia next month to volunteer at the Remote Area Medical event in Wise County (known as RAM). This is the 18th year that hundreds of volunteer doctors, nurses and dentists travel to this remote area of Appalachia for a long weekend to provide medical and dental services to thousands of people in the region who have little or no access to medical care. They are supported by an army of volunteers who assist in whatever ways are needed, including helping to provide food for all the volunteer medical personnel. There is also a clothing tent, where “gently used” clothing and shoes are made available. There is a particular need for socks and underwear, since many of these folks have little or no money for undergarments. So we are going to assist this year by gathering NEW UNDERWEAR AND SOCKS, for all ages and genders, which Dave and Caity will deliver. We hope you will assist us in this endeavor. Our collecting efforts will begin this next Sunday, July 2nd, and will continue through Wednesday, July 19th. A large plastic tub will be available in the breezeway between the sanctuary and Fellowship Hall, where you can leave your donations. Thank you if you are able to help us in this worthwhile endeavor.