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Canton Township is currently partnering with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), along with several other community groups, to collect a specific relief item that will help provide aid to those individuals impacted by recent hurricanes.
Canton Township will be collecting spray cans and bottles of insect repellent, which will be added with other relief items to five-gallon buckets, and then distributed to areas recently affected by hurricanes. Collection organizers are asking for aerosol or spray pump insect repellent cans or bottles in sizes ranging from 6 ounces to 14 ounces. Area residents are encouraged to donate any brand of insect repellent to the Summit on the Park by September 25, 2017.
UMCOR volunteers will add these insect repellent bottles and cans to five-gallon buckets and assemble cleaning kits by adding other relief items, such as: liquid laundry detergent; liquid household cleaner; dish soap; cans of air freshener; scrub brushes; cleaning wipes; sponges; and work gloves. These additional cleaning items are currently being collected by several community organizations in surrounding communities.
Located at 46000 Summit Parkway in Canton, MI, the Summit on the Park’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.; and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Insect repellent donations will be accepted until Monday, September 25 at 10 p.m.
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work includes programs and projects in disaster response, health, sustainable agriculture, food security, relief supplies, and more. For additional information about the United Methodist Committee on Relief, please visit www.umcor.org.
For more information about Canton Township’s participation in the Hands 4 Hurricanes Donation Drive, please visit www.canton-mi.org or call 734/394-5360.