Volunteers Load Three Containers for Sierra Leone

05/22/08

Last week, volunteers and COTN staff worked on a sunny day in Silverdale, Washington to load a 40-foot shipping container full of supplies for Sierra Leone. The container is the first of three that will be sent to the country.

Once the containers leave Washington, they will take many months to reach Sierra Leone. Imagine the joy of our children and staff when they receive the student desks, educational supplies, toys, SmilePacks, food, clothing, and medical supplies. Donations received for the Banta Village School, children’s homes, feeding outreach, and farm will be included in this shipment.

Ellen Strong of Keyport, Washington, has been helping with shipments for the past six years by keeping an inventory of the contents of each container as it is loaded. Volunteers Doug and Loree Nelson of Silverdale, Tevyn Toledo of Silverdale, Joey Morton of Bremerton, and others lent their hands to transfer hundreds of boxes of donated supplies from the COTN warehouse into the shipping container. Carlile Transportation will transfer the three 40-foot containers to Tacoma, Washington.

COTN greatly appreciates the volunteers who help make these shipments possible! If you are interested in volunteering for a future project, please contact Dave Schertzer at 360-536-2277.