Lyons told Loop that Bunji’s brothers have worked with ITNAC for years and made several trips to Haiti so they have always supported the NGO.
“We like to do stuff with people who don’t always wait for something drastic to happen,” she said, noting that ITNAC has been operational in Haiti for several years.
“We understand how they operate and we understand their sincerity, their intention is real so for us it is a no-brainer to partner with them,” she said.
Lyons and Garlin have donated supplies and are covering the cost of the shipment to Haiti. They are also seeking donations from the public for over the counter drugs in particular and items for young women such as sanitary napkins, deodorant, and other toiletries.
Lyons said they also need manpower to help pack the containers and as well as miscellaneous items such as plastic bottles and containers for water.
She said the first container might be shipped on Wednesday with others to follow.
For those in South who also wish to donate, Lyons said she has an arrangement with the Point Fortin Borough Corporation for people to drop off items. Interested persons are asked to contact Jiselle Smith.
“Nothing is too small to donate whether it be food, service, time, energy or effort we taking it,” she said.