Barge loaded and headed for Haiti

Over the weekend of 19 to 22 a giant barge docked on the southwest coast of Louisiana was loaded with relief supplies and equipment by a coalition of Haiti earthquake relief organizations that included Plenty International. A total of 75,000 tons making up 150,000 cubic feet of food, medical equipment, medicines, shelters and other essential items is now on its way to the Haitian town of Jacmel where it will be received by more than 20 relief organizations for distribution. A second barge is already in the planning stages.

Plenty volunteer, Elaine Langley at the warehouse where supplies were collected.
Boxes on pallets had to be shrink-wrapped before being loaded.
Some of the volunteers who helped with the packing.
Some of the barge loading crew.