On Sept. 23rd the Cortland, NY Hands of Hope HUB brought a 16 foot truck loaded with supplies to Mission Central. There were medical supplies; shoes; UMCOR kits : 897 health kits, 124 flood buckets, 289 school kits, 97 layette kits, 36 birthing kits; and 10 heaters that were donated by the NY Red Cross for UMCOR for use in shower trailers at disaster response sites. The value of their load was estimated at $100,000.
The driver, Ron Bailer and Jim Underwood, HUB Coordinator, were anxious to tell yet another story of how God provides. The night before they left for Mission Central, they were loading the truck with only 4 helpers, when out of the church came 7-8 more folks who were staying at the church overnight. These people were in a group that had bicycled 50 miles that day and yet stepped up to help load the supplies.
This group is part of the Pedaling Parsons from North Canton, Ohio. They were doing a Finger Lakes Road Ride for 6 days around New York state, raising money to support Habitat for Humanity. They were housed each evening in churches and with their support team, helped provide the much needed volunteer labor to load the HUB’s truck in 1 ½ hours. God does Provide!!
The HUB reports that less than 2 weeks later, their storage area was already filled with more kits, ready for another delivery!