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Buckner Ships More than 23,500 Pounds of Aid to Haiti

DALLAS — Buckner International, a global non-profit that helps orphans, vulnerable children and families, shipped more than 23,500 pounds of aid to the victims of the Haiti earthquake this morning.

The shipment, which filled an 18-wheeler truck with aid worth more than $95,000, is part of a collection of donations provided by people who have given online or dropped off items to the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid located in 5405 Shoe Drive Mesquite, TX 75149.

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“This load is one of four that we plan on sending to Haiti,” said Matt Asato, Buckner director for international humanitarian aid. “We couldn’t have done it without the help of our donors and our volunteers who come to the warehouse to put together hygiene kits and sort the gifts.”

The aid is expected to arrive in the Dominican Republic on Feb. 20. From there it will be driven across to Haiti where partners on the ground will distribute it.

Buckner is still accepting online and in-kind donations. To give to Haiti relief now, call 1-800-774-7463 or learn more about the items being collected at www.buckner.org/haitirelief .

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