TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Peanut butter may be a lunchtime staple for you or your child. But it also can be a life-saver for those in Haiti living in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake earlier this year. There are some big smiles to go along with big stacks of peanut butter jars that will be heading to Haiti soon. More than 2,000 jars of peanut butter is the pay-off of two months worth of work from the youth group at Memorial United Methodist Church of Terre Haute. The youth group raised awareness and motivated others in the church to give, along with getting the word out to other congregations.

A Sunday July 25th party at Memorial UMC was an ecstatic event! The youth group has also raised an additional $1,000 that will be sent down to help buy bread. It will be distributed in food baskets through the Waves of Mercy Mission in Port-de-Paix. The hands who need it most will be getting it soon. That’s the real pay-off for everyone involved.

It’s not too late if you want to help. The shipment will leave the church in about two weeks. You can just drop off your unbreakable jars of peanut butter at Memorial United Methodist, 2701 Poplar Street in Terre Haute (phone 812-234-0776) during normal business hours through Aug. 5.

For more information on the Waves of Mercy organization, click here.