The former US Coast Guard Ship "Hornbeam" will bring about 170 tons of supplies and equipment to Haiti this week.
The "Hornbeam" arriving in Miami on 19 March 2010, 4pm.

Scientology-Sponsored Ship Leaves for Haiti with 175 Tons of Supplies, Including Wood-Burning Stoves from Charity of Wife of Haitian Ambassador to the U.S., an Ambulance, School Bus and 20,000+ Meals Ready to Eat

Two months after the earthquake in Haiti, with the UN and Haitian government predicting reconstruction will cost $11.5 billion and the rainy season fast approaching, hundreds of thousands of people remain homeless, living in IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camps with no protection from the elements.

With an international team of Scientology Volunteer Ministers on the ground in and around Port-au-Prince helping the nation rebuild, the Church of Scientology is sponsoring a “Lifeboat to Haiti”—an 896-ton former U.S. Coast Guard icebreaker sailing from Miami for Port-au-Prince with about 170 tons of supplies.

Cargo includes wood-burning stoves donated by the charity of Lola Poisson Joseph, wife of the Haitian Ambassador to the U.S. as well as an ambulance, a school bus and more than 20,000 meals-ready-to-eat (MREs). Community leaders, clergy, politicians and representatives of the Miami Haitian community  will give the ship a send-off on Friday. 

The Church of Scientology has transported more than 360 medical professionals and 300 Volunteer Ministers to Haiti to support the doctors, nurses and EMTs on the ground.


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