When an outbreak of cholera occurred in Haiti in 2010, Clean the World sprung into action by delivering 300,000 bars of soap in less than three months. As the disease spread throughout Haiti, Clean the World turned to additional hygiene partners to help prevent future illness and death.
The Avmor Corporation, one of Canada’s leading manufacturers of cleaning and sanitation products, stepped up in a big way by donating at its own expense an entire semi-truck full of hand sanitizer gel and foam for distribution to children and families in Haiti. The truck contained more than 48,000 bottles of hygiene products.
Mattie Chinks, president and CEO at Avmor, and his team contacted Clean the World and asked if the hand sanitizers could be delivered into Haiti alongside donations of hotel soaps and bottled amenities. The truckload of sanitizers was delivered to Clean the World headquarters in Orlando for shipment to Haiti, particularly in areas where soap is always in short supply. But there was still the issue of how to get it there. That’s when another partner stepped in at a time of great need.
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, with offices in Doral, Fla., provided the container necessary to ship the hygiene supplies to Haiti. Hellmann also arranged for trucking of the supplies from Orlando to its warehouse near the Port of Miami and loaded the container with all of the hand sanitizers from Avmor. Days later, the hand sanitizers arrived in Port-Au-Prince and have since been distributed to communities in need throughout Haiti.
Special thanks to Avmor Corporation and Hellmann Worldwide Logistics for your commitment to helping Clean the World.