Sunday, February 21, 2010

Louisiana/Haiti Sustainable Village Project Fills Barge to Capacity with Supplies to Haiti, Requests Additional Donations Today

The New Orleans to Haiti Barge Initiative, a program of The Louisiana/Haiti Sustainable Village Project (formerly the Haitian Emergency Village Project), will deliver 100,000 cubic tons of donated medical supplies, tents, household goods, and food to the port of Jacmel during the second week of March 2010. The barge is now filled to capacity thanks to the prompt and generous response of people from Greater New Orleans and Louisiana.

The Louisiana/Haiti Sustainable Village Project will extend its hours of operation to continue receiving donations to fill a second barge. LHSVP is asking New Orleans and Louisiana residents to bring more items to 600 Edwards Avenue in Elmwood on Sunday, February 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Louisiana/Haiti Sustainable Village Project is a group of more than 40 disaster recovery and urban infrastructure professionals working to build an emergency village in Haiti that will provide housing, infrastructure and other services that constitute communities rather than camps. With major involvement of New Orleans residents, supporters and rebuilders, this group is laying the foundation for a model for recovery. The Louisiana/Haiti Sustainable Village Project has already airlifted more than six tons of medical supplies to the medical teams in Jacmel and La Vallee de Jacmel in Haiti and is preparing to send a second team of medical and other professionals to the area.

For additional information about the Barge Project, please call 800.971.6640, or email: Financial contributions to the Louisiana/Haiti Sustainable Village Project can be made online through the Louisiana Disaster Recovery Foundation:

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