Thursday, January 21, 2010

ALERT: Critically Needed Supplies Continue to Pour into Clean the World.

We have told you about medical supply drives last week by Nadine Mentor in Central Florida and Lisa Laude-Raymond in South Florida. Both groups continue to collect from their local medical communities. Additionally, a major medical drive was conducted at Room Service Rentals in Orlando, coordinated by Kerline Docteur with Joie de Vie Weddings & Events, Inc. We expect to receive those items today. And Clean the World Advisory Board Member, Dr. Ted Kaplan, continues to supply key surgical products for the field. These items are shipped to Cap Haitien and couriered by either doctors or Clean the World transport to hospitals such as the Justinien Hospital and the Hopital Sacre Coeur in Milot. More are being shipped today. All of these collection leaders and their networks have done a tremendous job bringing critically needed items to Clean the World for transport and distribution in Haiti. 


Another Orlando company headed by Mary Beth Lavin, Formula One Life, dropped off desperately needed powdered and liquid baby formula. The powder formula is bound for Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport this morning to deliver to Cap Haitien this evening. Check their efforts out here: http://www.formulaonelifeblog.blogspot.com/  

We are pleased to share that Westgate Resorts deliverd 4 skids of relief items this morning. Ellen Tatich and Carlos Castro did a wonderful job organizing supplies from their beautiful resorts. Clean the World Hospitality partner Ocean Reef in Key Largo, FL continues to collect a major amount of items. In addition to putting an additional collection truck in our service, they have collected and donated 3 truckloads of hygiene products, clothes, food, water and other necessary items. Katie Kaye, Scott Ascherl and the entire Ocean Reef team continue to lead a tremendous effort. Other hotels continue serve as key collection points for hygiene items. See the complete list here: http://www.cleantheworld.org/donate-soap-and-shampoo.asp







Two major upcoming donations: The North Florida Surgery Center, located in Pensacola Florida, provided 5,000 Surgical procedure kits that include anesthesia drugs, antibiotics, and other items for the o relief efforts in Haiti. They loaded a UPS truck yesterday that should arrive at Clean the World today. More details on this tomorrow. Chris Coulahan has done a fantastic job coordinating and organizing this critically needed donation.


And one of our very own, Jeremy Chambers, along with his concerned sister Lisa Chambers, has coordinated a tremendous effort on the collection and transportation of massive amounts of water. Culligan and the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) have donated massive amounts of bottled water to the Haiti Relief Effort. The water will leave Wilmington, NC Friday to deliver to Orlando. From there, we will coordinate it into Haiti.


Organizations such as Gilchrist & Soames, Marietta Corp, Northern Colorado Paper, Cole Papers join soap makers, and concerned citizens in making necessary donations of hygiene products and medical supplies. We are contact regularly throughout the day to find out how and what to donate. Please send all donations to our new facility:

Clean the World
8026 Sunport Drive #306 or #206
Orlando, FL 32809

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