Daily Archives: January 25, 2015

What is a Container and why does it cost so much?

First let me say that food box donations are going well.  We have had a great response so far and have now had 203 boxes donated out of the 600 we are hoping for, double where we were a week ago!  Thank you to all of you who have helped out.

When we talk about “containers” we are referring to the 40 foot shipping, or sea containers that are used to ship all of the aid to Belarus.  They are brought to our Brockville warehouse empty and then delivered to the Port of Montreal (trucking donated by Harland Veinotte transport) where they board a ship that takes them to Riga, Latvia.  At this point they are again hauled by truck across Europe to Belarus, where we meet them in Chausy and unload them into our warehouse (school gymnasium) there.

05_ContainerDue to the amazing generosity of this community, we have a lot of aid to send and we will need to ship 3 full containers this year to get everything to Belarus.  Here is what we have so far: Continue reading