Valley Harvest Church on Tennis Center Drive in Marietta is assisting Drs. David and Mary Roh, of Dallas, Texas, by supplying clothes, shoes, socks, blankets, and food for orphans in North Korea. The Rohs have a ministry to the people of North Korea which has three parts - medical missions, wet noodle factories, and the total support of one orphanage housing 350 children.
The church has been gifted with a shipping container (normally 2,000) to fill and is asking churches, schools, businesses and individuals to help fill this container. The church can come and explain this great need to anyone who is interested. Receipts can be given to keep a record of expenses.
This started out as a project to put baby clothing in gallon Ziploc bags and take suitcases with baby clothes to Dallas, Texas, to be hand carried by the Rohs into North Korea. However, the need is so dire and the babies are literally losing weight to the point of starving to death.
This is a one-time project to get more warm clothing and food to these babies, ages newborn to 4 toddler.
People can buy formula, powered milk, cereal or any other boxed or bagged food item that can be shipped overseas. No glass containers, please. Also needed are bottles, diaper ointment and vitamins.
Women who will crochet or knit blankets, hats, booties, etc., are needed. Also needed are shoppers to find bargains in retail stores, discount stores, yard sales, consignment shops or their childrens' or grandchildrens' closets for shoes, toys and outfits for these babies.
New items will be accepted, but will gladly accept gently used items with no tears or stains. A list of items needed is available.
The projected deadline is at the end of October, but will hold the container longer if necessary until it is filled.
For more information: Valley Harvest Church, firstname.lastname@example.org or (740) 373-0867. Or call the two local coordinators: Judy Ball at (304) 485-3539 or (304) 488-5657, and Linda Ruf at (304) 375-7516.