Ian Anderson's group has now established 13 field kitchens. Food is being supplied from the benefit from Saturday night and other private donations. The immediate problem right now is shelter and bedding for the 38 volunteers working w/ Ian's crew.
San Pedro Hardware has offered to donate zincs to repair some buildings, which would help, and maybe solve, the shelter problem for the short term.
The next objective would be to get some sort of bedding, as in cots, to the volunteers who are sleeping on the ground at the moment. If ANYONE can help us get Army surplus or any other type of cots shipped down, please let us know. These will have to be shipped directly to British Airport Camp, who will forward via truck to their outpost near Ian's operation. That's how we assure that it goes directly to the workers.
I will get the address or how to ship to the British Airport Camp momentarily
#12459 - 10/15/0112:40 PMRe: need cots, bedding for field kitchen workers
Looks like we might be able to solve the bedding problem for the volunteers for the short to mid term, but surely we could use bedding over the long haul to leave behind. Shipping from Houston might be a good option, as a freight truck comes down once a month.
#12460 - 10/15/0101:14 PMRe: need cots, bedding for field kitchen workers
It is possible to get relief items into Belize duty-free. For details regarding your shipment and how to handle it, contact...<firstname.lastname@example.org>. If Patty doesn't reply personally, her office administrator, Ms. Sabido, will give you instructions. Be sure to allow 2-3 days for the processing of paperwork before you depart (remember, that's Belize time). Patty is on the mainland helping with relief efforts.
Also, their fax # from the states is: 011 501 26 2938