Ace Canopy Plans Tent Exodus for Occupy Movement

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Canopy supplier offers to ship canopies and tents left behind by the occupy movement to needy countries.

As the occupy movement slowly comes to an end, massive amounts of tents and canopies are left behind. In many cases the city will dispose hundreds of viable tents and canopies. One canopy company plans to assist in disposing the disregarded tents and ship them to areas that need them. Countries like Haiti still find large contingencies suffering from lack of shelter. Parts of St Croix have a large population without coverage from the elements. It’s been over two years since Haiti has suffered from their devastating earthquake but the poverty stricken country is still in need.

The idea is to gather all the discarded tents and coordinate shipments to the shipments in need. The plan is called “Canopy Aid” and is the brain child of the owner and founder of Ace Canopy, Michael Stein. Stein came up with the idea after seeing hundreds of tents gathered up and thrown out after an “Occupy Movement” rally. He now plans to take excess stock of canopies from his company along with the tents left over from Occupy rally locations and have the tents shipped to locations like Haiti and Africa. Stein stated, “It would be a shame to let these tents go to waste when other people need them. We also have a surplus of canopies that we can easily add to the shipments.”

The only piece of the puzzle missing is collaborating with someone attending an Occupy rally. Ace Canopy will pay for the shipments but needs liaisons willing to help gather the tents to be picked up. In many cases, the protesters have left their tents out on the street or parks. Most city organizers are left with no option other than disposing the tents.

If you are interested in working with “Canopy Aid”, please contact Ace Canopy at: 1-800-838-3057

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