Q: How do you deliver a shipping container to Haiti?
A: Very carefully!
Over the last few months this Simple Box 8×40 shipping container was loaded FULL of relief supplies, donated food and clothing, medical equipment and much needed building materials to help the ministry of New Generation Haiti.
We’ve been helping to collect supplies and watched with excitement as truckload after truckload came full of much needed aid. The people of Whatcom county are generous and even though the tragic earthquake and hurricanes that decimated Haiti several years ago may be a distant memory for some, the team at New Generation Haiti and their local ministry partners continue stepping up to serve the Haitian community.
In fact… the people of Whatcom county were so generous, the 40′ container was actually TOO HEAVY to lift with our equipment (a 30,000 pound lift forklift and 20,000 pound lift crane) and too heavy for the truckers to haul the container to Florida. So local volunteers sifted through the container and unloaded some weight quickly before we hoisted it back on the truck with the help of the forklift and two cranes from Bode’s precast.
At Simple Box, part of our mission is to Make a Difference. One way that we love to make a difference is by providing containers and logistics support to help non-profit organizations care for orphans, widows, and those in need in poverty-stricken countries. When you support Simple Box, you are supporting this mission.
If you’d like to learn more about how to support the work of New Generation Haiti, we encourage you to visit their website or follow their blog. If you’d like to learn more about the Fraser Valley Gleaners (they provided TONS of dried fruit and soup mix), visit their website at www.fvgleaners.org
There is so much hurting in the world, but there is also so much that can be done about it. The key to making a difference wherever you are is Simple: Do for one what you wish you could do for many. That’s what the Leland’s and New Generation are doing, and that’s what we try to do each day as well.