Habitat plans to send more emergency kits to Haiti - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Habitat plans to send more emergency kits to Haiti

Posted: Updated:

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) – Habitat for Humanity International is preparing to send another shipment of relief supplies to earthquake survivors in Haiti.

The Americus-based charity already sent 8,000 emergency shelter kits to the devastated area.

The kits include buckets, tarps, duct tape, and other items to help families make repairs and construct emergency shelters.

In the next couple of weeks, they'll assemble another 13,000 thousand kits.

"We found the first things people needed was to salvage what they already owned, the roofing sheets and other materials from their house," said Nevil Eastwood, Habitat for Humanity Shelter Kit Manager.

Habitat is also planning long-term home building projects in Haiti and expects to help 50-thousand families there.

The emergency shelter kits cost approximately $250 dollars a piece.

Click here to find out how you can help.

©2010 WALB News. All rights reserved.   Feedback