Keep Saving Those Stamps
We just sent a nice bunch of cancelled stamps to the Bethel Institution in Germany. They collect the stamps that we save. Bethel is the home where 2300 handicapped and approximately 4500 able-bodied people live together. Alongside medical treatment, an important component of the therapeutic program is the cooperation of all the disabled residents in the running of Bethel. Many patients have jobs in the Stamp Collecting Center. The stamps must be sorted, washed, dried, filed and classified, stuck into selection albums for col-lectors and bagged for stock-keeping.
From the net proceeds of stamps sales, homes for the disabled are also being supported in Tanzania (homes belonging to the United Evangelical Mission). Thus the handicapped people in Bethel are able to contribute a considerable amount to the welfare of handicapped people in the Third World.
So please save your stamps and put them in the box on top of the microwave in the Old Fellowship Hall Kitchen. Stamps should be cut out of the envelopes with a 34” edge, so that the perforations are not damaged. New and used US and foreign stamps, special issue and every-day stamps are needed as well as those on post-cards. Thank you so much for helping with this “easy to do” mission.