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Haiti survival packs – make & send

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Sometimes, overwhelmed by a tragedy on the scale of the Haiti earthquake, we feel impotent. We ask, “What can I do that would make a difference?”   The fact is, you can make a difference. Over a million people are homeless – they’ve lost everything. If you’ll just take a quick…
By Seth Barnes





survival pack 001Sometimes, overwhelmed by a tragedy on the scale of the Haiti earthquake, we feel impotent. We ask, “What can I do that would make a difference?”
 
The fact is, you can make a difference. Over a million people are homeless – they’ve lost everything. If you’ll just take a quick trip to the drug store, you can put together a pack of basic toiletries that will help a Haitian family put their lives back together.
 
Some of you may want to do one bag and some of you may want to go crazy fill up a duffle bag with these. I have three I’m taking so far on my trip next week. And after that, we’ve got a series of groups who can act as pack mules ferrying them across to Haiti.
 
Every survival pack makes a difference to a family. It lets them know that someone cares. And, if you can get it to me by next Thursday*, I’ll hand carry it to Haiti and make sure it gets to someone who needs it. Marcia Borg, a nurse who has been to Haiti, put together this list. Here is what to buy:
 

Pack #1 Adult Pack

Pack the following items in a large (gallon size) Ziploc bag:
1 Toothbrush- in original package, unopened

Toothpaste- 1 large tube-pack it out of its box
Bar of soap- 1 large bath soap
Deodorant- for men or women
1 Disposable Razor- for men’s kit only
1 washcloth
1 small hand towel
6 band-aids
3 larger bandages 3×4 or so
Comb- 1 large plastic, not pocket size

Optional items you may add but they must also fit in the Ziploc:
Small pack Tylenol- in original unopened container
Small bottle multivitamins- men’s or women’s-in original unopened container
Small fingernail clipper- not toenail clipper, no emory board

survival pack 004Pack #2 Baby Pack
Small pack baby wipes (80 or so) – in a soft wrapper, no hard plastic containers
Small package diapers-24 diapers. May open & split packages of diapers.
Small can baby formula 12-14oz
3 pack of baby bottles- with nipples and lids included, BPA free

Package each set of items in a plastic grocery/Wal-Mart type bag
 
Important:  Include a written prayer in your pack meant for the person who will be receiving it. Make sure we get your address and we’ll try to get you information about how your survival pack was distributed.
 

Suggestion:  The Dollar Tree (not Dollar General) is a great place to get the most for your money on most of the items for pack #1.  Wal-Mart is great for the baby packs. Parent’s Choice (Wal-Mart brand)  diapers and formula are great.
 

*Send to: AIM, 6000 Wellspring, Tr., Gainesville, GA 30506

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