Relief Supplies Headed to Haiti

Pallets of materials were collected to donate to Haiti
Pallets of materials were collected to donate to Haiti

The citizens of Savannah responded enthusiastically to the City’s three-day Haitian Relief Blitz this week. An outpouring of donations filled two 20-foot shipping containers and more than 32 pallets with supplies destined for Savannah’s Haitian Sister City, St. Marc.

One container departed for the Port of Palm Beach Wednesday February 3; the second departed Thursday morning February 4.

After clearing customs, they will leave port Monday, scheduled to arrive at the Port of St. Marc mid-week next week.

Donations came from across the community, including from citizens, businesses and school children. Savannah-based retailer CitiTrends donated 35 boxes of new clothing. Home Depot offered $200 worth of supplies. A number of needed items were collected by Savannah Responds. And logistical help was received from ConGlobal Industries of Savannah and Falcon Transport of Port Wentworth.

The Blitz is part of a sustained relief effort from Savannah to St. Marc. Savannah City Council committed an initial $25,000 for the effort.

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