PLANNED DATES – WEEKDAYS APRIL 22 TO MAY 3, 2019
Coordinator: To Be Announced
Coordinator Phone Number: To Be Announced
Shipping rate: $8 per cubic foot
Longtime Coordinator Pat Rehovsky has retired from the Coordinator position, so a tremendous “Thanks” to him for his many great years of service to this project! If you know of someone willing to be trained as a possible Coordinator, call Pat at 615-881-9444.
IMPORTANT POLICY CHANGES: (1) Starting in 2019, WE WILL NO LONGER SHIP MOTORIZED VEHICLES OF ANY KIND. We will no longer offer to ship motorcycles. We still do not wish to ship tractors or ATVs or mopeds, etc. (2) PLEASE DO NOT SEND ANY ONE ITEM THAT WEIGHS OVER 250 POUNDS. If you want to send a very heavy item, you can call the Coordinator, but we no longer wish to burden our helpers in Haiti with extremely heavy objects.
April 2018 Shipment: The seven containers were unloaded May 26 to June 1, 2018. We wish to give a tremendous thanks to everyone for helping with this very challenging shipment of approximately 5,428 pieces of relief cargo.
Shipments are for twin parishes in the Parish Twinning Program only. Shipments can only be charitable goods being sent to a sister parish. NOTE: We will do RANDOM INSPECTIONS of the items and containers gathered for the shipment to be sure that all items are humanitarian cargo which meet that criteria.
IMPORTANT: Boxes must be sturdy and should have a ECT/Edge Crush Test rating of at least 32 pounds per inch (shown on bottom of most boxes). Similar-sized boxes work well. Please write the number on each box (especially if you have different groupings) with that box’s number out of total number of boxes (in that grouping), such as “#3 of 28.” It should match the box number on your label.
NOTE FOR 2019: THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE UNAVAILABLE UNTIL WE HAVE A WAREHOUSE.
Click the Following Links To Obtain Forms–Main files are PDFs requiring Adobe Software; Other files below are Word files which must be downloaded separately and could be filled in by using Word software–though be aware that such editing could be challenging (files should be a newer Word version but the file type will be listed as an earlier version like 2003 because file originated in older files).
To download (save) all seven PDF files at once, click here. – REVISED
For individual files, click on the links below.
Instructions (PDF file) – REVISED
Shipment Form (PDF file) – REVISED
Shipping Cost Worksheet (PDF file)
Label Form (PDF file)
Directions to Warehouse (PDF file) – REVISED
Suggested Items to Send (PDF file)
Other Shippers to Haiti (PDF file)
Shipment Form (Word file) – REVISED
Shipping Cost Worksheet (Word file)
Label Form (Word file)
To download (save) all the Word files at once, click here. – REVISED
Note: When opening the Word files, the format may appear jumbled due to the text boxes, etc. This may be the “read-only” view. If you can, click on a box or a command to “enable editing.” This might make the format return to normal.
If you need a mailed or faxed or e-mailed copy of the forms, please contact our office using the information on the forms.
The Parish Twinning Program has been shipping humanitarian goods to Haiti since 1994. Millions of dollars in medicines, medical supplies and equipment, generators, solar panels, food, school supplies and much more have been donated by U.S. parishes to their twin parishes in Haiti. We gather and forward the goods for our program’s parishes. The shipment has originated since 2002 out of Nashville, Tennessee. National Coordinator Pat Rehovsky from St. Ignatius Church in Antioch, Tennessee has volunteered untold hours in overseeing the organization and shipping of the containers. Some 75 churches, organizations and other groups participate in each shipment, while approximately the same number of parishes and projects in Haiti receive goods.
Our typical annual shipment involves approximately four to seven 40-foot high-cube containers, and it is generally sent in the springtime. A collection period will take place over a two-week period, and the third week is used for loading the containers. Hundreds of parishes, communities and projects in Haiti have benefited from the dedicated work of the Sea Container Coordinator and the many volunteers.