At this time, the drive to collect crutches and canes for Haiti has officially ended. The outpouring of support from our region has been overwhelming and more than 4,000 sets of crutches, canes and walkers were collected.
As previously stated, the first shipment of crutches arrived in the Dominican Republic on Friday and immediately made their way into Haiti. We are finalizing the logistics to have the rest of the supplies transported to Haiti this week. We are grateful for the care and compassion shown by the many people from all over the Delaware Valley who participated in this drive and made it so successful.
The Cooper medical team has told us that 80% of the patients they are treating have severe lower extremity crush injuries and amputations therefore these crutches and canes are very much in need.
If you missed the reports, here’s video from Fox 29 and 6ABC showing the truckloads of crutches being loaded for their 1,500 mile trip to Haiti: