For the past few months we’ve been working with hotels to bring them into our partner network. We have dutifully collected soap and shampoo on a weekly basis. And we perfected our sterilization and packaging techniques.
We’re proud of our very meaningful soap and shampoo deliveries to homeless shelters and other domestic destinations — but it’s time for the game to change. We’ve had our sights set on Haiti, Sri Lanka and Uganda for some time, and in a few days we will be able to cross Haiti off the to-do list.
This Thursday, two of our team members will fly to Haiti on a cargo plane that makes weekly supply runs to Cap Haitien, on the northern coast of the country. They will bring approximately 500 pounds of soap, and spend a day on the advance work necessary to ensure smooth sailing when we return five days later with our first of many big shipments to Haiti.
Then on Tuesday, July 7, we will return with several thousand pounds of soap. On that trip we will be accompanied by a reporter and videographer from Fox 35 News in Orlando. They are working on a piece about Clean the World that they hope will make it all the way to the Fox News cable channel after it airs locally.
On Wednesday, July 8, the soap will be distributed at a weekly church service that typically draws up to 30,000 people.
Nope — that wasn’t a typo. I didn’t mean 300 or 3,000. I meant 30,000 people!
How cool is that?
Next week I’ll have the full report and pictures of our first soap distribution to the people of Haiti.
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