It was a hectic day of packing -- last minute packing, at least on my part -- and organizing transport to the airport for the team and a load of donations. We're doing something new this trip. We shrank wrapped all the donations and were able to fit 50lbs in each our bins. This trip has been more relaxed than in the past, probably due to having Nathan and Tricia going with us. We also have actual dates and times for most of our meetings. Easy check in last night at JetBlue. T
The last few weeks we've been asked again and again "How can I help with Hurricane Matthew?" Cash donations are great, whether to the Red Cross or some other relief organization. But those donations only go so far. Disaster response teams are only in the country for a few weeks, but the need persists for months, even years.
In response, BonZeb is filling a shipping container with relief supplies for Haiti.
We are still setting up donation centers around Portland, but you
Hurricane Matthew left a tableau of devastation across southern Haiti, destroying houses, leaving villages under several feet of water and killing more than 800 people.
̶ The New York Times October 8th, 2016 Last week the Caribbean was slammed by Hurricane Matthew. Haiti was possibly hit the hardest. We were lucky. Bonzeb's staff live in Boucantis and Benico far from the storm's path. Everyone is safe, but they are still dealing with the heavy rains.
The roads to the site