RELIEF SUPPLY SHIPMENTS CONTINUE
Over 800,000 pounds of relief supplies shipped to date
Made possible by Broward County's Marine Industries of Florida, Florida Yacht Brokers Association, Stiles Corporation, Gulfstream International Airlines, go-abacos' site visitors and many, many others
October 12, 1999 - South Florida
RELIEF SUPPLY SHIPMENTS CONTINUE (28 September shipment exceeded 300,000 pounds!!): Kelly Meister, Maureen Anstey and I (Barb Tierney) spent all day yesterday (11 October 99) at the shipping & receiving warehouse of G&G. The freighter is loaded.. and I mean LOADED (about 500,000 lbs. of supplies). Sharon Kossack (FIU) did an incredible job of getting school supplies to the warehouse.. There were about 15 or 20 pallets that were nothing but "school" (WEBMASTER NOTE: yet MUCH more will be needed ... more information on Sharon Kossack's Every Child Counts Project for Abacos will be posted on this site in the VERY near future).
Florida Yacht Brokers & Marine Industries of Florida purchased about $15,000 (at least $4000 was donated by go-abacos compassionate site visitors) in building materials and paid for the freight charter.. Lot's of ply, 2x4's various lengths, nails, felt, shingles etc... a lot of donated goods, (some of the food & water we diverted to South Eleuthra). G&G has been taking our goods there free and we have a pick up person at the other end for distribution doing the same great job that Steve Russell is doing for us in Abaco. The ship is scheduled to arrive Abaco late tonight and again we'll send Forty Sawyer out to pilot them in & off load, probably Wed am. depending on tides.
Steve Russell will escort goods to the Coopers Town staging facility for proper distribution. And so it goes.
POSTED BY: Barb Tierney / Bradford Yacht Sales / Florida Yacht Brokers Association - South Florida