FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) – Broward Commissioner Dale Holness is holding a relief drive to help those impacted by the earthquake in Haiti.
Items in need include medical supplies, gloves, gauze, masks, band-aids, tents, over-the-counter medications, generators, and construction materials.READ MORE: French Forces Kill ISIS Leader Believed To Be Responsible For Sgt. La David Johnson’s Death
They can be dropped off at Accordia Shipping, 2001 Eller Drive at Port Everglades.
Drop off times are Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until noon.
Vilguins Louissant, CEO of Accordia Shipping, said this disaster is personal.
“I was born and raised in Haiti and we love our country. We are devastated when we heard what’s happening. As a company we’ve been shipping weekly to Haiti and we decided to let the people know that they can bring the stuff and we’ll get it to Haiti, no charge, everything is free, just bring the items so we can help the country,” he said.READ MORE: COVID Booster Shot Confusion Ahead Of FDA Advisory Committee Meeting
Louissant said the earthquake presented a logistical challenge.
“One of the main reasons that we are going to bring the ship to the south part of Haiti, making it closer to them. We know that from any other part it is going to be difficult so we are going to be as close as possible, so it is going to be easier for them to reach the devastation,” he said.
Louissant said the ship is going to set sail on Thursday.
A Little Haiti church is also working to gather supplies for those impacted by the destructive and strong earthquake that hit over the weekend. The church is not accepting things like food as it can be difficult to transport.MORE NEWS: Rodney Rodriguez, Driver In High-Speed Crash That Killed 3, Finally Booked Into Jail
Click here if you would like to donate to the Neighbors 4 Neighbors fund dedicated to helping the people affected by this earthquake.