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BRENTWOOD — This Valentine’s Day, the Woman’s Missionary Union Foundation hopes to spread love and warmth to Syrian refugees living in Jordan. The Foundation is asking people to donate $25, which supplies a blanket to a refugee family. They are also encouraging people to donate blankets in their communities to help meet local needs.
“We want to do everything we can to meet the physical and spiritual needs of refugees in Jordan, but we also can’t forget about those in our backyard,” explains David George, president of the WMU Foundation, based in Birmingham, Ala.
“There have been many cold nights in Birmingham this winter and we want to make sure no family is without warmth.”
Reports from Jordan indicate that the country already has had three snowstorms this winter.
Vickie Anderson, president of Tennessee Woman’s Missionary Union, encourages Baptists across the state to join the effort.
“We invite Tennessee Baptists to participate in this effort to provide warm blankets for refugees in Jordan and also for those in your own community,” Anderson said.
She noted the staff of Tennessee WMU is currently collecting blankets to help the homeless in the Nashville area.
The WMU Foundation is encouraging people to make their blanket donations by Valentine’s Day so they can be used while it is still cold outside. For those who wish to help those in need in Jordan, a tax-deductible donation of $25 can be sent to the WMU Foundation at 100 Missionary Ridge, Birmingham, AL, 35242.
To give locally, find a ministry or homeless shelter that needs donated blankets, George suggested.