Two containers with urgently needed relief goods on their way to Port-au-Prince

by Sven Ramones,  2010/09/28

Even eight months after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, which has destroyed large parts of the area surrounding the capital Port-au-Prince, the victims of the earthquake still need help urgently. A few weeks ago, humedica has sent two containers with relief goods on their way to the island nation.

Hundreds of thousands of Haitians are still living in tent cities or in shelters in open fields, after they have lost their homes and all their property and belongings during the earthquake. Therefore, many families still depend on the support of relief teams from abroad. Both medical aid and food supplies are urgently needed.

It took Hermann Schäffler and his team at the warehouse of the humedica headquarters in Kaufbeuren five hours to prepare the total amount of 18 tons of material and the two 40 foot containers for their journey. From there they were sent on their way to Haiti.

A total of 145 cubic metres of relief goods and materials were packed into two containers. Photo: humedica/Clemens Matern

Five hospitals, medical centres and local partners in the field of medicine in Haiti will receive medical equipment such as drugs, surgical instruments, dressings, wheelchairs for children, hospital beds and much more.

A package containing plastic tableware has been sent to members of the humedicaFamily Sponsorship Programme in Haiti; the tableware sets will be distributed to participating families. Currently, 81 needy families – 398 persons in total – are provided with the most essential victuals in the framework of the sponsorship programme. Further 19 families have been put on the waiting list and are hoping for a sponsorship. By means of regular distributions, the humedica team can contribute to ease the miserable fate of the part of the population that suffers from hunger.

Besides the two containers, a special shipment has also left the humedica headquarters in Kaufbeuren: together with the other relief goods, 300 Christmas packages are on their way to Haiti. They will be distributed to children at local schools and orphanages and to children from families taking part in the sponsorship programme. These packages are to give a little solace and happiness to those children whose families are living in misery due to the earthquake.

Each container brings help and hope to Haiti: Photo: humedica/Clemens Matern

The contents of the two containers could be provided thanks to donations made to humedica itself, and to the support of numerous partner organisations. The urgently needed relief goods are soon expected to reach their destination.

Dear friends and sponsors of humedica, if you would like to help a family in Haiti in the framework of a sponsorship, you can find all basic information here. You can fill in our sponsorship application form today and we will register the families during the next weeks and initiate the programme as soon as possible!

Please also support our work in Haiti by means of a targeted donation to:
      humedica e.V.
      Donation reference "Earthquake Haiti"
      Account 47 47
      Bank Code 734 500 00
      Sparkasse Kaufbeuren

You can also support us by means of an online donation which will be used for the benefit of the people in Haiti or you can choose the simple, fast and secure way of supporting us by means of sending a text message: send DOC to the abbreviated dialling +49 8 11 90 and support us with a one-time donation of 5 euros, with 4.83 euros of this amount being directly channelled into the humedica project work. Thank you very much.

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