Semi Container for fall 2010

  • Our internet is not working well.  We are unable to upload picture or do much work on the internet until this problem is fixed.  Hopefully by this weekend.  RHFH was wanting to get a post out ASAP about the shipping of the next semi-container.  Dad will be returning to the USA on Aug 10th to begin packing another container full of supplies to come to Haiti this fall.  We are only going to ship the container if we can raise the funds to get the container to Haiti.  We have several groups that are collecting supplies and peanut butter and we are hoping to ship it in late September. Please see the post below for more information.
  • Plans have been changing for us here.  I went to the OB/GYN on Monday for my appointment.  He will be out of the country for awhile and wants to induce labor on Tuesday Aug 10th.  I am going to be having a minor surgical procedure done right after the birth.  This will safe on hospital cost and fees to have everything done at once.  The baby is doing well and it is safe to deliver a little early.  I am very stressed and would appreciate all your prayers this coming Tuesday.  We will be leaving for Port-au-Prince this Friday.  If you need to get a hold of me you can email lori@realhopeforhaiti.org as we will be talking daily on the phone.
  • Don’t forget about the Betor Vechicle Fund.  We have been at$2901  for awhile now.  We really need the funding for this with the baby coming.
  • Here is a interesting article about someone’s trip tp Haiti.  I liked it.

REPOSTED

Because a high percentage of our patients are below the poverty level, we dispense medications to them instead of obligating them to go to a pharmacy for their meds. Too often, families simply cannot afford the medications. Due to our high volume, we distribute a substantial amount of medication. Fortunately, we are able to keep costs down by purchasing medicine in bulk for pennies on the dollar and shipping it to Haiti (we purchase a great deal of our medicine from International Aid and Medical Teams International).

For instance, when we shipped a trailer one year ago, we were able to purchase an estimated $445,000 of medicine for $4,560. We are extremely grateful for the opportunity to purchase such needed supplies for what is essentially a 99% discount. So I guess it would be a penny (rather that pennies) on the dollar. Praise the Lord.

However, Michigan (where we purchase these medicines) and Haiti (which is where they need to be) are not a nice 5 minute walk from one another. To get these desperately needed resources to serve the underserved here in Haiti, the most efficient way we have discovered thus far is shipping a container.

  • It costs approximately $10,000 to ship a container to Haiti (including truck, train, and cargo ship, and customs charges). We are able to fit 40 pallets on a container, which means you are able to sponsor an entire pallet for $250.
  • questions regarding the IN container, contact lori@realhopeforhaiti.org.
  • Please remember to specify your donation is for “container”

We are grateful for your continued generosity towards what God is doing in Haiti.

many pallets of medication.   

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packing at the storage units in Anderson, IN

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A pallet of much needed infant formula

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The trailer packed and ready to ship to Haiti! 

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  Dad and the guys unpacking in Haiti! 

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A typical line of people waiting for numbers to pass in the clinic.

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receiving medication.

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You can sponsor a pallet for $250.00.  Many sponsor part of a pallet and many others just give what they can.  But when you put all the gifts together we can get this semi trailer shipped to Haiti this fall.  If you have any questions you can email lori at lori@realhopeforhaiti.org  There is a paypal donation button in the upper right hand corner of the blog or the address is also listed for our home office.

1 Samuel 16:7 (The Message)

  7 But God told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. God judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; God looks into the heart.”

6 Responses to Semi Container for fall 2010

  1. Annette Clifton says:

    Will you post on here when your dad’s coming and his speaking schedule? We’d like to see him and we have some things to send.

  2. Mama Bear says:

    I am doing a fund raiser for RHFH. You can learn more about it on my blog http://www.berriesnhoney.blogspot.com. I hope it’s fruitful and that the people sponsoring me will help out with the costs of this!

  3. Bekki says:

    Licia – put me down for a container. I will try to get some friends together to sponsor another.

  4. Debbie Woodward says:

    We will sponsor a pallet and start looking for others to help with the pallet sponsorships. I’ll call Zach when he gets to the states to arrange bringing things to Indiana for the container. We have peanut butter, medical supplies, school supplies and more.

  5. Emily May says:

    We’ll sponsor a pallet – my kids had a lemonade stand this morning and raised over $100 towards the freight costs, and still going!!

    Thanks for all you do!
    Emily May
    mkemmay@hotmail.com

  6. Emily says:

    Where do we send the money for the pallet sponsorship? My kids raised over $100 this Saturday with a lemonade stand for the shipping. We’d like to mail a money order.

    Thank you!
    Emily in Texas

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