The "Lifeboat for Haiti" arrived in Port-au-Prince in April 2010, loaded with tons of supplies--everything from MREs (meals ready to eat) to crutches, medicine, cooking-stoves and an ambulance. All the supplies were donated by charities and everything is being distributed to charities in Haiti including schools, orphanages, hospitals and clinics. The Scientology Volunteer Ministers in the USA and Haiti who had organized the ship and more than 100 tons of donations welcomed the ship at a private dock in Haiti. It was unloaded with the help of nearly 100 Volunteer Ministers and aid workers from nine other non-profit organizations.
The Volunteer Ministers began unloading the ship April 30 at 11 am and carried on till noon the following day.
The ship was docked at Terminal Abraham in Carrefour.
The boxes were chained, person to person, from the ship to the dock.
Care was taken to see that the shipments went to the charities for which they were intended.
One of the team of 70 Haitian Volunteer Ministers who worked on the project.
The ship carried 1,260 pounds of canned meat and 40,000 pounds of MREs (meals ready-to-eat) and other food products.
The work was hard but the morale was very high.
The cargo included crutches, wheelchairs and walkers.
An ambulance was also donated and transported to Haiti.
For the rest of the day and all through the night, the unloading continued—25 hours straight.
The entire activity was one of teamwork and cooperation.
After a grueling schedule of lifting boxes, Volunteer Ministers took some time out to give each other Scientology “assists”—procedures developed by L. Ron Hubbard that help a person improve communication with the body and environment.
Once the boxes were unloaded from the ship, they were chained into trucks to be delivered to the charities for which they were intended.