Released 22 January 2010
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"Wheels are Up" on Emergency Supply Shipment
22nd January 2010
written by Laura
In a breaking update, The Salvation Army national headquarters just learned
the "wheels are up" on our first "major" shipment of emergency supplies into
Haiti following the devastating earthquake.
The flight, facilitated through UPS, left The Salvation Army warehouse in
Miami where relief supplies are being staged and is expected to arrive in Santa
Domingo, Dominican Republic at any moment. The supplies will then be trucked to
Port-au-Prince and distributed by Salvation Army Relief Teams.
The shipment consists of 80,000 pounds of emergency food and water,
including 20 pallets of food that will provide over 91,000 meals. The
remainder of the shipment consists of water packaged in ½ liter bottles
and gallon jugs.
The generous contributions of donors, volunteers, and the American people
have made this first major shipment of Salvation Army relief materials to
Haiti. More shipments are being scheduled to follow shortly.