Yéle Haiti has teamed up with Federal Express, AmeriCares, Airline Ambassadors, Nature’s Path and Clif Bars for an airlift of medical supplies, food and other emergency items that are urgently needed to assist earthquake victims in Haiti. A FedEx plane will go to Port-au-Prince from Miami next week, the exact date to be determined based on securing landing clearance.
The public is invited to drop off specific items that will be part of the airlift. Yéle volunteers will be on site to screen the donations and will accept only the following items:
- nutrition bars (individual or in packages)
- blankets and sheets (unopened in store wrapping)
- non-battery radios and flashlights (windup or solar)
- candles (loose or in packages)
While the blankets are for people sleeping outdoors and on the street, the sheets are for wrapping bodies of the dead.
These items can be dropped off on Sunday, January 17th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the following location:
Adrienne Arsht Center
1300 Biscayne Boulevard
Miami, FL 33132-1608