Volunteers in several areas in Utah and Idaho helped sort and pack hygiene, school and newborn kits headed to Zimbabwe through Eyes4Zimbabwe, which was started by a trio of LDS pro golfers.
The three golfers, Reeve Nield from Zimbabwe, Laurette Marize of South Africa and Cecilie Lundgreen from Norway, created Eyes4Zimbabwe to help those in Zimbabwe who have cataracts. Since then, they’ve expanded their efforts to help gather missionary clothes and supplies for prospective missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and to donate bags, newborn kits, hygiene kits, medical and dental supplies, reading glasses, wheelchairs and others items for those in need in Zimbabwe, according to information from the organization.
Volunteers, including those from the Highland 19th Ward, helped to sort and pack items to be loaded onto containers and shipped to Zimbabwe. Six 40-foot containers were filled with the packed donations, according to information from the organization.
Information about donating or volunteering can be found at Eyes4Zimbabwe.org.
Jane Hales is a volunteer with Eyes4Zimbabwe and has taught high school social studies for 20 years in Vestal, N.Y. She is married with six children and 30 grandchildren.