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Thousands of T-shirts heading to Haiti

  • April 27th, 2010 By: UM-Flint News

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A drive to collect T-shirts to send to Haiti got an unexpected boost from Two Men and a Truck International, and there’s more to come.

An employee of the Lansing-based company heard about the drive on a local TV station and remembered the boxes of T-shirts in a storage area that where no longer being distributed. A large company van was loaded and sent to drop them off at the William S. White Building on the University of Michigan-Flint campus. When they were finished, Tom Amiss and Ray Daley from Two Men and a Truck turned over about 75 boxes, 4,000 plus, T-shirts to Dean Barb Kornblau, School of Health Professions and Studies. Amiss said there are about two more truck loads that they want to donate.

A drive to collect T-shirts to send to Haiti got an unexpected boost from Two Men and a Truck International, and there’s more to come.

An employee of the Lansing-based company heard about the drive on a local TV station and remembered the boxes of T-shirts in a storage area that where no longer being distributed. A large company van was loaded and sent to drop them off at the William S. White Building on the University of Michigan-Flint campus. When they were finished, Tom Amiss and Ray Daley from Two Men and a Truck turned over about 75 boxes, 4,000 plus, T-shirts to Dean Barb Kornblau, School of Health Professions and Studies. Amiss said there are about two more truck loads that they want to donate.

UM-Flint, Leadership Genesee, Crim Fitness Foundation, Hurley Medical Center, and the American Cancer Society joined forces to gather the T-shirts.

“Haiti will be in need of our support for months and years, to come,” stated Dean Kornblau. “While local health professionals have already travelled to Haiti to provide immediate health services, Leadership Genesee wanted to find a way for the broader community to show our support.”

Drop off locations will accept donations until April 30 and include: The lobby of the William S. White Building at 508 Harrison Street on the University of Michigan-Flint campus, and Resource Genesee at 1401 S Grand Traverse St. The t-shirts will be transported to a local aid organization in Miami for delivery to Haiti later this spring.

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