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Haiti Relief: Second Tent Delivery Planned

Posted on: January 26th, 2010 by admin

Mark Richey, past AAC president, and his wife, Teresa, are planning a second shipment of tents to Haitians left homeless by this month’s earthquake. The first big load of tents and other equipment will leave the Richeys’ Massachusetts woodworking business, en route to Haiti, this week. The new deadline for sending good-quality tents (new or used) to the Richeys is February 12. Larger, family-style tents are best, but any shelter is welcome. Please ship tents to:

Mark Richey Woodworking
40 Parker Street
Newburyport, MA 01950-4056

Teresa Richey said sleeping bags are no longer needed and that tents are the primary need in Haiti, with untold numbers of people still sleeping outside without adequate shelter from the weather and mosquitoes. Mark Richey and past AAC vice president Jim Ansara are both in Haiti, assisting Partners in Health with building-related issues.

Ansara and his wife, Karen, are matching donations to the Haiti Fund of the Boston Foundation up to $1 million, through their own family foundation. The funds will provide immediate relief as well as a long-term focus on reconstruction and human rights. To learn more or make a donation, visit the Haiti Fund web page.