THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED!
There were several people that came out to help and several meals were packed! Alex and I went as part of our dates Friday night and then had a blast with our "Hotter than Haiti" Team (most of the group that went to Haiti) on Saturday morning! We assisted in several boxes getting packed and sent! But what an effort of NWA!
The Goal was 2 Millions which was just set to smash the current record of how many meals packed with in 24 hours in one city (which was 1.2 Million in Kansas City). We thought it was a pretty cool goal bc the population for Port Au Prince is 2.2 Million.
The End Result was 1.47 Million!!! Not quite the goal but still impressive & A NEW RECORD!!!
We also asked how and when this food will be handed out. Our concern, as the team, was there was so much money given to the Red Cross and while we were down in Haiti, we saw one container with the Red Cross on it and that was it. No people or relief effort (at least within the city while we were there). So we found out within 5 days these packed meals will be in the hands of Haitians that need them through the Salvation Army. They have their own ship that ships them down to their own port where they know people down there so they can give these directly to the people, not the local soldiers or anyone who might sell the meals instead!
So thanks again to everyone that had a Hand in this! You are blessed for your time!!!