DALLAS – Buckner International is collecting medical supplies and aid to send to Haiti’s earthquake victims, including an orphanage and hospital supported by Dillon International.
“One of our biggest needs is for hygiene kits,” said Matt Asato, Buckner director of humanitarian aid.
Complete hygiene kits include the following items:
· Hand towel
· Wash cloth
· Toothpaste (4.6 oz or larger)
· Toothbrush (in original package)
· Bar of soap (in original package)
· Wet wipes
· Bandages (travel size or larger)
· Tissues – 2 travel pack sizes
· Feminine hygiene products (18 or more per pack)
To collect and send a kit, fill a two-gallon sized Ziploc bag with the items listed above and mail or drop it off at the Buckner Center for Humanitarian Aid, located at 5405 Shoe Drive, Mesquite, Texas 75149. Or to schedule a drop off, please call 214-328-7463.
Other items being collected include new clothing, shoes, socks, tents, blankets, baby food, and new medical supplies. Click here to download a complete list.
Four shipping containers are being provided by GAiN (Global Aid Network), and Buckner is filling them for distribution within the next couple of weeks. Buckner is also coordinating the distribution of medical supplies and hygiene kits within the week, Asato said.
Aid will be sent to support Gladys Thomas’s Hope Hospital, which is receiving many casualties from the quakes, as well as the children living in the Children's Village orphanage.
Dillon International, Buckner’s international adoption affiliate, has worked with Thomas for 25 years and places children from her orphanage into adoptive families in the United States.
To give financially, donors may call the Buckner Foundation at 214-758-8050 or click here to give online.
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