Friday, September 10, 2010


A bus bound for Haiti was loaded onto a flatbed transport in the work yard of local trucking company MacKinnon Transport Inc.  From Guelph the load will head south to sunny Florida to board a boat for the journey to Port au Prince.

Times for all these events to occur become harder to predict the closer the bus gets to Haiti.  Transport schedules are fairly predictable from Canada to the boat, but once in the port in Florida other factors come into play.  Certainly getting a boat into the earthquake damaged port of Port au Prince comes with its own set of challenges.

Once on terra firma, the bus will journey about 45 minutes to the Mission of Hope (MOH) compound.  MOH is a partner NGO of FTC Canada and home to a school, feeding centre, hospital and emergency clinic.  FTC Canada sent an ambulance to MOH just prior to the devastating earthquake of January 12, 2010.

Thank you to MacKinnon Transport and to the generous people helping to financially support the transport of this bus to Haiti.  Donations are still required to transport containers of supplies to Haiti and to rebuild homes.  Please give generously to FTC Canada as our work there continues.  If you or your business would like to raise money for programs or projects in Haiti, please call 1.877.382.2262.

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