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#1

Hello Folks;
Wish to advise that , at long last, we are planning to load this year’s first container for Cuba on Saturday NOVEMBER 24th at the usual location, (686681 HIGHWAY # 2 Princeton Ontario ). We’ll hope to start 8.30 to 9.00 AM and have the customary lunch and social hour afterwards.
This first container will go directly to Santiago to assist the thousands of victims of Huricane Sandy which hit the city and immediate area directly late last month. According to the latest report that we have heard, in excess of 15300 houses were completely destroyed in Santiago, as well as thousands more in the path of this hurricane which wreaked havoc from Chivirico to the west, to well east of Santiago city , and a large swath of territory all the way to Banes, Guardalavaca and rafael freire on the north shore of Cuba. The needs are great and we will try to do our part. Until the last few days we had been unable to get a response to our offer of help, due to the lack of communication in that part of the island.
We also hope to fill another container of emergency and badly needed materials for the people and health care facilities of the stricken area, (Chivirico, Palma Soriano, Contramaestre) before the end of December, as well as a container of humanitarian aid to the poor areas of the province of Mayabeque, in Cuba on December 15th, if all goes well.
For the December 29th (tentative date) container, we need all types of household items, such as pots, pans, dishes, towels, bedding,tools and more. So if you can help, we welcome the assistance. Meanwhile we are buying personal care and hygiene products, tarps and whatever else that can help alleviate the misery of some of these tens of thousands of poor victims who have lost what little they had, and are now desperate.
So, as stated previously, we need manpower on November 24th, December 15th, and December 29th,to load containers, and some time in between to pick up and organize materials.
We hope that you will respond as generously as most of you have done in the past with your time, dedication, enthusiasm and materials.
If you have any questions, please call or email: Marion, John, Rick ( Rumrunner),or Joe Ohara.
Hoping to hear from you soon,


#2

For those of us who live in other parts of Canada and can’t personally attend a Dubois container packing, we can still help.

Cash donations have always been welcome and you’ll get a tax receipt too.

Don’t recall if there is a direct deposit in place for Dubois. Rick or Joe, can you answer that?


#3

Yikes, you’re just a drunken stagger from where I live.
OK, I read the post 3 times and I’m almost sober but I can’t see what you are looking for specifically for the Nov. 24th, other than labour. Assistance, no problemo. I have some disused tools, etc. Do you want those too? I also have lots of household items that you are asking for on Dec. 29th, do you want those now or on the 29th? Can you be a little more specific on what is needed for the 24th and I’ll do my best.
Prefer to contact you directly. I checked your profile but no email shown. Best bet is to email me at infoatnorthlightdotca
Doug


#4

[quote=@yvrck]For those of us who live in other parts of Canada and can’t personally attend a Dubois container packing, we can still help.

Cash donations have always been welcome and you’ll get a tax receipt too.

Don’t recall if there is a direct deposit in place for Dubois. Rick or Joe, can you answer that?[/quote]

There is info on their web page, which is hopefully more up to date than current content. :slight_smile:

http://www.duboischaritablefoundation.com/help.html

I hope to be there on the 24th, weather permitting…


#5

dax… emailed you

eeeefarm… thanks


#6

The web site is some what out of date but the info on donations is correct… go to “how you can help”


#7

the following is a list of Items that we would gratefully accept, and send to help hurricane Sandy victims in Cuba:

CLOTHES ( CLEAN AND IN GOOD CONDITION)

SHOES ( " " " " " )

KITCHEN MATERIALS OF ALL TYPES

SMALL KITCHEN APPLIANCES

BED SHEETS

PILLOWS

MATTRESSES ( NEW OR VERY GOOD CONDITION)

RADIOS/CD PLAYERS

SOAP

SHAMPOO

DETERGENT

TOWELS

TOOTH BRUSHES AND PASTE

PERSONAL CARE AND HYGIENE PRODUCTS

TOOLS, MANUAL AND ELECTRIC

NEW BUILDING MATERIALS ( METAL ROOFING, LUMBER, DOORS, AND FASTENERS)

DUCT TAPE AND OTHER FASTENING MATERIALS

WATERPROOF TARPS ( FOR TEMPORARY REPAIRS)

DRY FOOD ( IN ORIGINAL PACKAGING)

VITAMINS ( ‘’ ‘’ " )

GARBAGE BAGS

SMALL LAMPS

OTHER RELATED HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS

EMERGENCY KITS ( see website for list of contents, under: how you can help)


#8

Got your PM, will be there. Thanks,

Don’t the electric tools and appliances have to be 220v?? or am I mistaken and they have converters.

Doug


#9

Actually no… the voltage for the cuban’s residences is 110 v


#10

Cuba is 110V. Spanish hotels are 220V.


#11

Never knew … how brilliant.


#12

Look forward to meeting you dax


#13

Check the website; It has been updated today.


#14

That is …

http://www.duboischaritablefoundation.com/index.html


#15

Packing completed… container on it way to Santiago… many thanks to all the volunteers for all there help.

Next container Dec 15.


#16

Glad you got it done O.K. Sorry to have missed it. We had snow on the ground and accumulating this morning. I decided discretion is the better part of valor. Maybe next time. :slight_smile:


#17

not a problem… see you next time