Thank You to Everyone Who Helped Us Collect Over 4,000 Sets of Crutches, Canes and Walkers

January 25, 2010

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:

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Ande Secoy January 26, 2010 at 2:10 pm

Will you still take crutches to Haiti? Our organization, Shoes2Share, has over 1,000 pairs of crutches, walkers, other medical supplies collected to date. Please let me know.

Carol Lynch January 28, 2010 at 6:27 pm

Will you be having another collection of crutches? I have a child-sized pair to donate and I was also considering checking with my township to see if they were collecting any. If you know of any organization that will take them, please let me know. Thank you! Also, many thanks to your team for going to Haiti and helping.

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