AUBURN – Donated medical supplies left Auburn to go to points throughout the world.

The Auburn Church of the Nazarene, in cooperation with the Auburn Advent/Christian Church, loaded a 24-foot truck with medical supplies received from local hospitals and agencies.

The supplies were sent to a warehouse in Pennsylvania to be distributed to needy areas around the world. Volunteers from the churches assembled at the Auburn Advent/Christian Church, 263 Turner St., to load the truck.

The church has been acquiring surplus medical supplies from local sources for quite some time. This is the fourth shipment in the last three years to leave the Auburn area.

The last shipment contained various medical supplies, crisis care kits and clothing. Most of the supplies are from Central Maine Medical Center, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center and other local medical providers.

The majority of items went to the Ukraine where Nazarene Compassionate Ministries, an international aid agency, was able to provide them to needy people who would otherwise go without critically needed resources.

The church will also ship a large quantity of crisis care kits, assembled by local churches with basic personal hygiene materials that are distributed to areas of great disaster. Most recently the kits have been distributed by the thousands in Florida and the Caribbean due to the hurricanes.

Call the Auburn Church of the Nazarene office for more information at 783-9656 or Pastor Eric Larsen at 783-2604.

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