May 2019: We successfully loaded six containers of your donated goods for Haitian parishes, and we hope that our Haiti Coordinator can get them out of Customs sometime in June. He will be in touch with your pastors/contact persons in Haiti about picking up their shipments in Port-au-Prince when he knows a certain container will get released. The notice period is short, so please let your twin parish pastor know that they will be getting contacted sometime soon (and to be ready to make a pickup). You should tell the pastor exactly what you sent to them and email scans of your shipment forms to them.
DATES – WEEKDAYS APRIL 22 TO MAY 3, 2019 FROM 8AM to 4PM
Warehouse Coordinators : Bob Snyder & Denise Snyder
Coordinator Phone Number: Bob Snyder 931-259-0240 / Denise Snyder 615-464-0456
Home Phone: 615-529-2546 (CALL HOME NUMBER IF UNABLE TO REACH CELL PHONES! They live further out, and their cell phones do not work when they are in their home area.)
COORDINATOR EMAIL: email@example.com (keep their spelling of “feedhatie”)
Coordinator Note(s): They do not use voicemail, so you must reach them on a call.
By the way, you can support their Haiti efforts at their website: www.partnerinhaiti.org
Shipping rate: $8 per cubic foot
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.
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.
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.
To download (save) all seven PDF files at once, click here.
For individual files, click on the links below.
Instructions (PDF file)
Shipment Form (PDF file)
Shipping Cost Worksheet (PDF file)
Label Form (PDF file)
Directions to Warehouse (PDF file)
Suggested Items to Send (PDF file)
Other Shippers to Haiti (PDF file)
If wanting files in Word because you plan to type your information into the forms, download these files:
To download (save) all the Word files at once, click here.
Shipment Form (Word file)
Shipping Cost Worksheet (Word file)
Label Form (Word file)
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.
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.