Donated materials benefit rescue workers in New York

Mennonite Central Committee
Friday, 14 September 2001

LITITZ, Pa. -- Matt Miller, left, of Timothy House Ministries, and Kevin King, material resources manager for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), load a bale of socks at the Timothy House office Sept. 13. The aid was bound for New York City.

MCC donated six bales of socks plus one bale each of T-shirts, blankets and wash cloths for rescue workers in lower Manhattan following the attack and collapse of the World Trade Center.

"I'm excited that we as a small local missionary group can be active in this situation," said Rev. Robert J. Moran, of Timothy House, who organized the relief effort.

"I didn't come into Christianity learning to sit on the bench," he said.

Moran and others plan to take a truck full of supplies to New York City and transfer them to security officials, who will distribute the supplies to volunteers, firefighters and police working long hours at the rescue scene.

While in New York, Moran says he will spend time at St. Vincent Hospital counseling, praying with patients and sharing the gospel. Moran has contacts in New York through the Salvation Army, Navigators and the Bowery St. Mission.

Moran knows the buildings in lower Manhattan well. He did drywall work on the 52nd floor of World Trade Tower One.

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