New Windsor center packs overseas aid NORTHWEST -- Taneytown * Union Bridge * New Windsor * Uniontown

January 27, 1993

The New Windsor Service Center's distribution center is preparing clothing and medical shipments to Somalia and the former Yugoslavia.

Three loads of winter clothing and quilts are already packed and ready for shipment to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where they will be airlifted to Europe.

"We have seven more loads to pack," said David Bubel from the distribution center. "We are waiting to hear from the Department of Defense before shipping."

The clothing and quilts, which total 360,908 pounds, are part of the Lutheran World Relief Inventory, maintained in New Windsor. When the shipment arrives, the United Nations High Commission on Refugees for the Red Cross, Bosnian Relief Organizations and the U.S. Embassy will assist in its distribution.

Interchurch Medical Assistance, also at the center, is preparing 23,425 pounds of medical supplies for Somalia. The shipment, with a value of $156,000, includes hypertension, asthma, cardiac and eye medications; antibiotics; nutritional items and shampoos.

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