Containers of aid bound for earthquake-hit Haiti
A charity filled three shipping containers with food and other aid for Haitians battling to survive after a massive earthquake.
Now Phillip Rego, who launched Feed My Lambs Ministry in 2009, is on his way to Haiti to organise the arrival of the containers.
Linda Adderley, the fundraising co-ordinator for Feed My Lambs, said: “We have had an outpouring of generosity that allowed us to receive not one, but three containers.
“As the public responded, the need became greater to have more than just one container.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Bermuda.”
Feed My Lambs launched its campaign after the August 14 earthquake, which measured 7.2 on the Richter scale, struck near the town of Petit Trou de Nippes, about 100 miles west of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince.
The earthquake killed 2,000 people, injured 12,000 more and destroyed thousands of homes.
The Bermuda containers were filled with food, water, school supplies, diapers and clothing given by individuals, churches and companies.
The donations also included lumber, counter tops, sinks, doors, cabinets and medical supplies, including a dental X-ray machine.
The earthquake struck during a political crisis caused by the assassination of Jovenel Moïse, the Haitian president, on July 7.
Feed My Lambs also runs a school for 700 Haitian children and an orphanage for 62 children.
It also provides medical and dental services to the public.
Mr Rego said people in the poverty-stricken Caribbean nation were going hungry and “crying out for help”.
He told The Royal Gazette at the time of the earthquake: “There are big problems there on the ground – people can not move about freely. It is a struggle. What can you do?
Ms Adderley thanked everyone who donated, including wholesalers BGA, The People’s Pharmacy, soft drinks firm John Barritt & Son, hardware store Gorhams, the Bermuda Police Service, as well as the Peace Lutheran and Warwick Seventh-day Adventist churches