The United Methodist Men of Indiana and the North Central Jurisdiction have concluded their collection of hand tools for Haiti.

On Sept. 27, the last of the tools collected in Indiana were delivered to the Midwest Missions Distribution Center at Chatham, Ill., in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference, who are packing tools for shipment to Haiti.

David Martin, Indiana Conference President for United Methodist Men, reports more than 1,500 pounds of tools were collected in Indiana and approximately $1,600 was collected to cover the cost of shipping tools to Haiti.

This was the first attempt by the UMMen of Indiana to do a state-wide collection and thanks all the churches and individuals who helped support this effort. A final report will be provided after all tools and money are received by the North Central Jurisdiction and delivered to the Midwest Mission Distribution Center.