Yesterday, Saturday April, 26th, thirteen of us from our local church, yoked up with hundreds of others to pack food to be shipped to the Dominican Republic. We, and many others partnered together to fill baggies of rice, soy protein, dried veggies, vitamins mixed with chicken broth and packed them into boxes that held 36 baggies. We were also partnering with Impact Lives. Impact Lives is a non-profit organization (501-c-3) that combines leadership training, education, and service learning experiences, with social and humanitarian works.
The packing work we did was done in the local high school in Cairo, NE. The packing happened in three 2 hour shifts, beginning at 8am and ending at 2pm. We were part of the last shift, and were able to be a part of the daily tally toward their goal of over 285,000 baggies. This was simultaneously going on at other local High Schools around the country. During our shift we packed over 67,000 baggies which took them to the goal set for that location.
Impact Lives has raised most of their funds to begin shipping the packed foods to the Dominican Republic but they are still about $9000 short of what they need to accomplish this. I ask that you please pray about giving toward this work so the foods can be shipped to their destination. If you would like to donate please link here and select “Nebraskans Impacting The World” in the campaign drop-down.
Below are some photos from our work there.