Saponifier in contact with Missionary Flights International
Flying relief missions to Haiti, how the industry can help
As many of you know, a massive, 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti near the capital of Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, January 12th. Unfortunately, the country is not equipped to deal with an emergency of this proportion.
With so many individuals in need, Saponifier Magazine has been in contact with Missionary Flights International (http://www.missionaryflights.org), an organization based out of Fort Pierce, Florida. This group is currently flying relief missions to Haiti.
They are asking for donations of:
- Hygiene products: Soap, Toothpaste, Shampoo, Deodorant, etc. Handmade items are accepted.
- Snack-type food – Granola bars, etc.
- Peanut butter
- Towels and washcloths
- First Aid kits
- Flashlights & Batteries
Soaps and other products donated should be individually packaged before packing. Donations should be clearly marked with contents and sent to:
MISSIONARY FLIGHTS INTERNATIONAL
3170 Airmans Drive
Fort Pierce, FL 34946
In addition to Missionary Flights International, Clean The World (http://www.cleantheworld.org) is accepting donations of handmade bar soaps. These soaps will be run through a re-batching and sterilization process, so they do not need to be full bars- hospitality size and larger are acceptable. Clean The World has asked that you send your soap in bulk with as little packaging material as possible.
Bar soaps should be mailed to:
Clean the World
4625 Old Winter Garden Road, #B 7,
Orlando, FL 32811
For more information on shipping your soap to Clean The World, please visit their Volunteer page at: http://www.cleantheworld.org/volunteer.asp
Thank you for taking the time to read this message. Our thoughts and prayers remain with the victims of this tragedy.
Tamara Dourney, Managing Editor