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Diver_Linda   Tuesday, 12/18/07 01:01:46 PM
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I hope this doesn't offend anyone. I'm just trying to get the word out. I am helping organize hurricane relief:

I am volunteering to help the people in the Dominican Republic. The "Cap'n Tracy" will be leaving for the D.R. on January 4th if all goes as planned. If you would like to help out, then please read:

This is about helping people less fortunate than us. Most of them had no insurance and have lost everything they owned. They have no other resources to help them. It isn't like here in the States where they can sign up for government help or welfare. They have NOTHING!!!!!

You can purchase items from the Key West Home depot. Information below.

The number to call is 305-293-1313 ask for customer service and let them know that you want to purchase something, you order it, then they fax you a receipt and a credit card form. you fill it out and fax it back and there you have it. if you want to save money on shipping that is definitely the way to go. If any of you do decide to do that you need to let me know so that we can update the list and coordinate our needs. also the price would be nice to know just in case customs wants to know the value of the donation. we will then go ahead and inform the crew down there when it was ordered so they can go get it.

Items needed:
50 hammers, regular old hammers (no wooden handles)
500 lbs nails (16 and 8 pennies)
300 sheets corrugated roofing tin; 2.5 by 8 feet
40 rolls chicken wire, 3 ft
linens (sheets, pillow cases, towels, washcloths etc) as much as possible
100 cot mattresses
10 shovels (spade point)
cleaning products
utensils, unbreakable forks, knives, plates, spoons, dishes, cups, Tupperware, etc. (non disposable)
string, spools of twine, fish string, hemp, etc. as much as we can get
buckets; 5 gallon
basic sewing supplies, scissors, needles, thread
bolts of fabric, all kinds; canvas, etc
diapers; all sizes, disposable
heavy working jeans, cotton work shirts, undershirts
dresses, jeans, nice shirts
regular kids clothing
enough baseball equipment to outfit two whole teams: gloves, balls, bats, hats, uniforms, etc.
100 basic first aid kits: band aids, Neosporin, alcohol wipes, etc. already assembled is best
generic medicines
fever reducers
cold relievers

Everything I post is just my humble opinion. Do your own DD.
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