Churches seek household items for Ukrainian refugees

SEQUIM — Throughout the summer, members of three Sequim churches are gathering household supplies for kits to support Ukrainian refugees displaced in Washington state by the Russian invasion.

Leaders of Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and Trinity United Methodist Church will hold fundraising drives for Lutheran community services in Tacoma from Ukrainian Constitution Day Tuesday through July 9. august.

Kickoff is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church, 925 N. Sequim Ave.

Organizers said cinnamon rolls, T-shirts and other items will be offered to those who bring donations.

Kids and drinks will be available for a fee.

What’s needed?

Necessary items range from cleaning supplies to basic toiletries. Donations can be part or all of a kit, organizers said.

Monetary donations are also accepted to cover the cost of items and delivery to Tacoma.

Each church will accept donations to:

• Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church

• St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave.

• Trinity United Methodist Church, 100 S. Blake Ave.

Necessary cleaning items in each kit include mop and bucket, broom and dustpan, sponges, all purpose cleaning spray, toilet brush, dish soap, laundry detergent, light bulbs (four to six in a box), paper towels (two rolls in a package), and tissues (two boxes).

Toiletries are also needed in each kit: four bath towels and four washcloths, a shower curtain and curtain rings, hand soap, six rolls of toilet paper and a small wastebasket.

Volunteers are needed to help assemble the kits these days:

• 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 13 at Trinity United Methodist Church.

• 10 am to 1 pm July 26 at the Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church.

• 10 am to 2 pm August 16 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

On August 9, collections end at all three churches and the kits will be delivered to Lutheran Community Services in Tacoma between August 16 and 18.

For more information, contact Dungeness Valley Lutheran Church at 360-681-0946; St. Luke’s Episcopal Church at 360-683-4862 or Trinity United Methodist Church at 360-683-5367.

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