January 18, 2023

Donations for 2023 Cuba Mission

This spring, we have a team of eight individuals participating in St. John’s 31st mission to Cuba since 1999. For the first time in 24 years, our companion church is asking us to bring food for 50 families at San Pedro Apóstol in Zorrilla.

In 2022, Cubans suffered tremendously as a result of two years of pandemic lockdowns, raging inflation, a hurricane, crop failures, and food, medicine, and other shortages. Daily blackouts have disrupted lives and the economy, while fuel and parts shortages have gutted public transportation.

Our team will purchase food items for the families but, once again, we will ask St. John’s parishioners to donate over-the-counter medicines that are sorely needed. Each week, look for a new donation “assignment!” See below. Donations can be dropped off in the church office.

January 22Vitamins (including multivitamins for children, adults, and senior adults, and vitamin C and vitamin E). New, unopened, and unexpired containers are required. Large bottles or containers are preferred.
January 29For Children: Tylenol (Acetaminophen) liquid and Motrin (Ibuprofen) liquid for children, chewable Tylenol for children, and colic medicine (drops) for babies.
For Adults: Ibuprofen, Tylenol (Acetaminophen), regular aspirin, 81 mg aspirin, pain relievers for migraines, and Aleve (Naproxen)
February 5 For Adults: antacids, Pepto Bismol tablets (not liquid), Pepcid, Dramamine, Immodium/anti-diarrheal tablets, Benadryl tablets, loratidine/Claritin
For Children: children’s Zyrtec, children’s Benadryl, children’s Dramamine
February 12 Bengay cream, icy hot patches or cream, lidocaine patches, triple antibiotic cream, hydrocortisone cream, thermometers (old fashioned, without batteries), eyeglasses (prescription or reading), vitamin B6, Calcium with D3
February 19**Deadline for all donations!**

Thank you in advance for your contributions, and your prayers for our team, which includes Betsy Calhoun, Marissa Hall, Sandra & Dennis Howard, Fr. Steve Pessah, Bob & Jan Porter, and Chris Schoonover.

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