Dear Friends, family and business associates.
I’m writing to you now to ask for your help with the humanitarian aid for victims of the horrendous earthquake which hit Haiti on Wednesday.
I am working with our local Anna Jaques Hospital, their affiliate Partners in Development and Jim Ansara in organizing a collection drive for tents and sleeping bags (or money to purchase the same and help with shipping) to aid the tens of thousands of displaced and injured people in Haiti. Along with clean water, food and medical supplies, temporary shelter is desperately needed. Used tents as long as they are functional, and lightweight sleeping bags are fine and of course new tents and sleeping bags from any of our outdoor industry friends would be ideal. Since the climate is hot, lightweight sleeping bags are preferable and larger, camping style tents would be best but anything will be used. We will set up Mark Richey Wood working as the collection center, check all equipment and prepare for shipping to Haiti.
Time of course is of the essence and any help will be greatly appreciated.
I am also planning to fly down to Haiti as a volunteer as soon as possible.
Thanks in advance for your help,
Mark Richey Woodworking
40 Parker Street
Newburyport, MA 01950-4056
Main Tel: 978.499.3800
Main Fax: 978.499.3840
Direct Tel: 978.463.7222
Direct Fax: 978.462.3981