Tents for Haiti
Greenville Noon Rotary Club, LBA Technology, and Ferguson Enterprises joined efforts to send tents to the earthquake victims in Haiti.
When Javier Castillo, Director of Broacast Sales received an e-mail from Gilbert Fontaine whose company Power Tech Services is a client of LBA Technology in Haiti, he asked him how could we be of help and Fontaine’s answer was we need tents. As a survivor of the 1972 earthquake in Managua Nicaragua, Castillo knows first hand what its like not having a home; for several months he slept on a tent setup at a relative’s farm.
Immediately Castillo moved to action, identified a supplier and a tent type and asked members of his Rotary Club, The Greenville Noon, and relatives a and friends to donate the previously identified tents to send to Haiti. People reacted quickly and tents started arriving to LBA Technology from California, Virginia and North Carolina.
The obstacle on how to ship the tents to Haiti was solved by Gilbert Fontaine who told Castillo, if you get the tents, Power Tech will pay for the ocean freight to Port au Princem and he gave the contact of a shipping company in Miami.
The shipment of the tents to Miami was done through the services of Charles Tudor, (Past President of the Greenville Noon Rotary) Vice President of Ferguson Enterprises who made arrangements for Ferguson to pick up the tents and ship them to Miami once the staff at LBA Technology had them ready.