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By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) – Another huge shipment from MCLB Albany is on the way to Haiti. 42 truck loads of Meals Ready to Eat are on the way to Jacksonville, Florida. That's more than 76,000 cases that will make their way into Haiti.

It's the third shipment of supplies from MCLB Albany to help earthquake survivors. 76,000 cases is equivalent to more than 900,000 meals. And employees at the Defense Distribution Albany facility on the base worked hard for six hours Tuesday to get the meals loaded quickly.

42 Southern Ag tractor trailers made their way to the boarding dock Tuesday afternoon. There was a lot of traffic inside the warehouse, too as men on fork lifts tried to stay out of each others way as they lifted the heavy cases of MRE's and put them on the trucks one-by-one.

 They got the shipment of MRE's on Sunday and spent nearly five hours last night sorting, packing, and labeling for the shipment.

"All that we have will go out today and as soon as we get more we're ready for the fight again we're ready to ship more," said Tony Brooks, Site Manager.

The supplies will arrive in Jacksonville, Florida Tuesday night where they were be put in containers, placed on ships and sent directly to Haiti.

MCLB Albany says this was a very large shipment and there may be more in the near future. A truck driver we talked to said this was his second trip to Florida carrying food Haiti relief. He said it felt good to be a part of something so big and so important for the suffering nation.

Over the weekend about 50,000 cases of Defense Logistics Agency supplies were shipped from the base.


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