CBN's Operation Blessing is reaching out to earthquake victims in Haiti with the help of the U.S. Navy.
The Navy will allow Operation Blessing to transport nearly 300 tons of disaster relief supplies on board the U.S.N.S. Sacagawea.
The aid will including bottled water, water purification plants, baby food, ready-to-eat meals and fuel.
David Darg is the director of International Disaster Relief and Special Projects for Operation Blessing International and is with their team currently in Haiti. Click here to read his blog.
Operation Blessing president Bill Horan said the partnership with the Navy is going to make an important difference
"It's absolutely crucial and what's so great about the cooperation of the U.S. Navy is that we couldn't afford to ship this stuff down there and it would have taken too long to get there," Horan explained. "This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of the United States to reach out to the people of Haiti."
"It's going to be a pretty big portion of the cargo going down there. It appears that Operation Blessing was very well prepared for this," Navy Capt. George McCarthy added. "It's all packed up. It's all ready to go. It's been very, very organized and your folks down here on the ground have done a great job and they've been with us the whole time."
The ship will arrive at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in about five days. Navy helicopters will then airlift the supplies to Operation Blessing's temporary headquarters at the Port-Au-Prince airport in Haiti.
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