Tropical Shipping sending supplies, toys to Haiti

Tropical Shipping is sending about $3,000 worth of supplies, including diapers, clothing and toys, to Haiti, which suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Matthew earlier this month.

Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters, who is leading an aid delegation to the country later this month, hailed the assistance and is urging others to help.

The storm killed an estimated 1,000 people, cut off communities and damaged the country’s already sub-standard housing stock.

Area residents can take relief supplies to a donation site at Blue Heron Boulevard and Avenue O in Riviera Beach.

Monarch Shipping is delivering the supplies to Haiti free of charge.

Tropical Shipping’s employees donated the $3,000 in relief supplies. It was important, they said, to include toys.

“In all of this, we still want to make the children smile,” said Jennifer Hill, Tropical Shipping’s director of governmental and community affairs.

Wind blows coconut trees during the pas(AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)

 

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