Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Helping out Haiti...

Below is an email I just received from one of my vendors, Kalalou, Inc. Below is a concrete way of helping very basic needs of those devastated by the earthquake. Please read and join me in donating. Even $5 helps.
Hi Everybody,

As most of you know, Haiti was hit by a devastating earthquake last week. As some of you may know, Susan and I have been doing business in Haiti for over 20 years. We’ve developed many friends there that we consider our extended family, and we both feel a bit helpless not being able to do more, faster. So after much consideration we have come up with a care package that we know will be handed directly to the people that need it most. Having travelled to Haiti for over 20 years, we recognized what is considered necessities in helping start up a new household. This care package consists of the following items that will be packed in a box small enough so each recipient can easily carry it.

1 Five Gallon Bucket
6 Cotton Towels
1 Fleece Blanket
1 Cook Pot
1 Sleeping Pad
5 T-Shirts
10 Bars of Soap
3.5 LBs of Powdered Milk
12 Packs of Tuna or Chicken
1 Plastic Bowl
2 Flashlights with Batteries
1 Box Saltine Crackers
1 40 oz. Jar of Peanut Butter
4 Pack Storage Containers
4 Plastic Plates
4 Sets of Spoons, Forks, and Knives
50 Pack of Tea Light Candles
1 Roll of Duct Tape
3 Boxes of Stick Patches
1 Pocket Knife
1 8’x10’ All Purpose Tarp
1 70’ Plastic, Multi-Use Clothes Line
4 Toothbrushes
1 Tube Toothpaste

And for the children of these families:
1 Bag of Hard Candy
1 Box of Crayons
1 Coloring Book

The total cost of each care package is approximately $100 USD. We have already ordered all of the ingredients to make 200 care packages. Once they are packed, they will be loaded on a trailer and sent to our custom broker’s warehouse in Miami, FL. As soon as the port is operational again in Haiti, the packages will immediately be sent by ship. Once they arrive in Port-Au-Prince, they will be picked up by my friend Victor Boulos and taken to his factory where they will be distributed to those in need.

If you would like to help, please send a donation to
“Doug and Susan’s Kids Foundation”
C/O Haiti Care Package
3844 W Northside Drive
Jackson, MS 39209

Or you can go online to the following link: http://pledgie.com/campaigns/426. All administrative expenses are paid by our company, therefore every penny will go toward this effort. Any amount you can give is appreciated and 100% tax deductible.

Thanks and please forward this to all of your friends.

Doug and Susan Williams

1 comment:

Nancy Sherman said...

so thankful to you for doing this, God Bless you and your efforts~