I know this may be a little last minute but I'm hoping we can all come together and help.
As most of you may know Tuesday afternoon, January 12th, the worst earthquake in 200 years - 7.0 in magnitude - struck less than ten miles from the Caribbean city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
The initial quake was later followed by more than twelve aftershocks greater than magnitude 5.0. Structures of all kinds were damaged or collapsed, from shantytown homes to national landmarks. It is still very early in the recovery effort, but millions are likely displaced, and thousands are feared dead as rescue teams from all over the world are now descending on Haiti to help where they are able.
A close friend of mine has made it her own personal quest to gather some supplies to help her Haitian friends here in Miami. The supplies gathered will be shipped out this coming Monday. For this reason we will be gathering supplies for the next couple of days in order to be able to ship a good amount. Efforts are being put in from all over the world and I think there is always something more to be done!
We will be collecting in the Brickell/Downtown area also over the next few days. If you have any questions please feel free to contact my friend, Gina at 305-984-7853.
The following is a list of supplies that are needed;
• CANNED FOOD (MEATS, FISH, BEANS,SOUPS)
• POWEDERED MILK
• CANNED MILK
• SLEEPING BAGS
• WATER TABLETS
• Water Purification Systems
• HYGIENE KITS
• ENERGY BARS
• MEDICAL SUPPLIES (NOT EXPIRED)
• FIRST AID KITS
There have been some drop off locations established, if you feel this is easier for you or closer to your house feel free to go ahead and use these locations, All drop-offs should be done no later than Saturday 1-16-2010. Please call before making drop-offs. Below are different Drop-off locations in different areas:
1. MILAN KITCHENS
Phone: (305) 773-4277
10832 SW 104 STREET unit # 101
Miami, FL 33186
2. Le Chic Events (Judith Joseph)
Phone: (561) 305-3375
1140 Holland Drive Suite 21
Boca Raton, Fl 33487
Monday thru Sunday 7:00am-7:00pm
3. World Wide Photo
Phone: (305) 756 -1744
5040 Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Fl 33137
Phone: (305) 471-8456
7966 NW 14th Street
Doral, Fl 33126
Thank you all in advance for all your help!