Ingathering early drop-off locations announced

Ingathering Banner finalThe Arkansas Conference’s annual Ingathering at Arkansas Rice Depot is coming up Nov. 21, so now is the perfect time to assemble disaster response supply kits. These gifts from United Methodists of Arkansas will be transported to UMCOR’s Sager Brown Depot in Louisiana, and UMCOR will distribute the kits wherever they’re most needed.

For those who may not be able to make their deliveries on Nov. 21, several churches will serve as drop-off points for relief supplies in advance of Ingathering:

First UMC Harrison
1100 W. Bower Avenue
870-741-2351
Drop-off days: Tuesday, Nov. 17 to Thursday, Nov. 19
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (please call ahead for deliveries during lunch hour)

First UMC Hot Springs
1100 Central Avenue
501-623-6668
Drop-off day: Saturday, Nov. 14
Hours: 9 a.m. to noon

First UMC Magnolia
320 W. Main Street
870-234-4530
Drop-off days: Tuesday, Nov. 17 to Thursday, Nov. 19
Hours: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

First UMC Russellville
304 S. Commerce Avenue
479-968-1232
Drop-off days: Tuesday, Nov. 17 to Thursday, Nov. 19.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (please call ahead for deliveries during lunch hour)

First UMC Springdale
206 W. Johnson Avenue
479-751-4610
Drop-off days: Tuesday, Nov. 17 to Thursday, Nov. 19.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (at the north entrance of the church)

Goddard UMC
1922 Dodson Avenue, Fort Smith
479-785-1415
Drop-off days: Tuesday, Nov. 17 to Thursday, Nov. 19.
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (please call ahead for deliveries during lunch hour)

Please take your Ingathering items to one of these locations on one of the dates listed above, or deliver them directly to the Arkansas Rice Depot, 3801 West 65th Street, Little Rock, on Saturday, Nov. 21.

For free registration, details and schedule, visit www.arumc.org/Ingathering2015.