Updated: Monday, 18 Jan 2010, 7:24 PM EST
Published : Monday, 18 Jan 2010, 5:39 PM EST
JOHNSON CITY, Texas (KXAN) - More than 20 volunteers from local churches, civic groups and businesses gathered at First United Methodist Church in Johnson City, Texas to help with Haiti relief Monday morning.
Men and women helped put together more than 200 personal health kits to send to earthquake survivors.
The adult kits contained a hand towel and washcloth, a comb, fingernail clippers, a bar of soap, a toothbrush, Band-Aids and a tube of toothpaste.
Baby kits were equipped with diapers, two washcloths, two diaper pins, two gowns or sleepers and two receiving blankets.
All of the items included in the kits were donated or purchased with money people donated to the cause.
The first batch of kits are slated to leave for San Antonio on Thursday and will then be shipped to Haiti.
Volunteers plan on putting together more kits Tuesday morning at the church's activity center.
The church's disaster relief organizer, George Barnette, said the relief efforts will continue until people stop donating money and supplies.
"If we won't help them, who will?" asked Barnette, in an effort to get more people involved.
Barnette said people who are interested in donating goods to fill health kits can drop their newly purchased hygiene products off at the church, located at 105 N. LBJ Drive in Johnson City.
People wanting to help can also donate funds to by the supplies for the health kits, which Barnette said cost about $12. Checks can be made out to the First United Methodist Church and the donation is tax-deductible.
For more information, people are urged to call the church at (830) 868-7414 or the Blanco County Disaster Response Group at (713) 252-2288.
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