Gleaning for the World gathering disaster relief supplies Thursday to help Haiti earthquake victims

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — After a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti over the weekend — killing more than 2,100 people and injuring more than 12,000 — people are still waiting for critical supplies. A Concord organization is doing its part on Thursday to help these victims.

Many of Haiti’s hospitals are struggling to care for patients, with some hospitals forced to se up facilities outdoors to reduce the risk of having people inside damaged buildings.

Meanwhile, a number of clinics are running low on basic supplies, which is why Gleaning for the World is making an effort to help out.

Haiti is still recovering from the 7.0 magnitude earthquake from 2010. Ever since then, Gleaning for the World has been helping the island nation and continues to do so after the devastating quake on Saturday, Aug. 14.

From 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 19, Gleaning for the World is holding a supplies drive in front of the Sam’s Club on Wards Road in Lynchburg. They’re collecting a very specific list of supplies, such as first aid items, rain boots, adult and baby diapers, soap, and flashlights.

“Usually we only accept brand new items. However, our partners that are in Haiti have told us if you have anyone who has gently used tents or cots, please send them too. People can drop those off at Sam’s Club too,” said communication director of Gleaning for the World, Teresa Davis.

You can also donate products or money at the Gleaning for the World volunteer center in Concord, which is open every weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

If you can’t make Thursday’s event, they have an Amazon wish list.

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