Although it is still devastating and there is much unrest, the aid and supplies were well received.
Three Rivers, CA (PRWEB) February 17, 2010
United Priority Distributors, a funeral supply company, has donated 100 caskets and other supplies to the relief effort in Haiti. The cardboard caskets were delivered to Florida where funeral director and Haitian American, Fred St. Amand, Sr. and his family took the caskets into Haiti.
Also donated by United Priority Distributors were 1,000 pairs of rubber gloves and 1,000 ear loop masks. Haitians have been using toothpaste spread over their nostrils to cope with the scent. And contagious diseases such as Hepatitis are so rampant that the gloves & masks are mandatory to work with the remains.
Fred St. Amand stated, “Although it is still devastating and there is much unrest, the aid and supplies were well received.” Fred and his family operate Pax-villa Funeral Homes, Inc.
The family and a group of volunteers have been busy week after week bringing supplies and help to Haiti.
After some large deviations on the number of deceased published last week, many Haitian families are concerned with a proper burial for their loved ones. Catholicism takes proper burial seriously and the donation by United Priority Distributors certainly made a difference.