Post by Mai
It's all coming together.
I am overwhelmed with gratitude for the help and donations we are receiving to send medical supplies and hygiene kits Sri Lanka next month. Western Digital has awarded the Hearts for Hearts Foundation with a grant to help ship the medical supplies. Not only are they paying for shipping but they are also providing us with medical supplies and volunteers.
This is a really big deal for a small non-profit like us, and their contribution will enable us to both bring medical supplies with us next month but also ship more supplies to Ghana, Nigeria, and other developing countries.
Western Digital is holding a supply drive June 18-22 collecting the items needed. About a week later, on June 28th, they are coordinating employee volunteers to organize and box the supplies so we can ship them out.
For whatever supplies I cannot afford to ship, I plan on packing in suitcases and checking them at the airport on my way to Sri Lanka next month. Fortunately, Team Leader Aubrey Weinstein is flying from New York to LA to help pack the supplies we will have to carry on the plane. We figured this made the most sense so we could get the airline to let us take more bags. The rest of our amazing volunteers are coming from other countries and we will meet at the airport when we all land in Columbo.
We had to do this last year as well and it worked so we will try again. The main difference is that last year we flew Delta to Ghana and this year we are flying Qatar Airways. Wish us luck!