“06880” reader Wendy Newton no longer lives in Westport. But she read a recent post about a 1-day collection of important items for Haiti, and she wanted to help. She packed up clothes, bedding — whatever she could find — to bring here.
Bad weather delayed her trip. Now she’s learned that the collection has been almost too successful.
The shipper quoted a figure of $5,000 for the near-containerful of goods that is warehoused, ready for Winy Cedon to take to Haiti for distribution. That’s almost $3,000 more than the initial projected cost.
Organizers are desperate to come up with a couple of fundraising ideas — or angels to make monetary donations. Action is needed as quickly as possible.
“06880” readers are a creative, committed bunch. Click the “Comments” tab at the top or bottom of this post to offer suggestions — or contact Karen Hube (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
Getting a container filled with goods was the hard part. Finding funds to get them to Haiti should be easy.