In response to the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti on January 12, 2010, Kelty has donated almost 300 tents to help provide temporary shelter for families and individuals left homeless in the quake’s aftermath.
With help from Jenny Dubin (a volunteer who donated countless hours of her own time to help with earthquake relief), Partners in Health (an organization that brings modern medical care to poor communities around the world), and the Clinton Foundation, Kelty was able to donate and send tents to Port-au-Prince and other Haitian communities where they were needed most.
“Thanks to the hard work of our dedicated employees and the strength of Kelty as a brand, we were in a position to lend a helping hand to those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti,” said Kenny Ballard, president of Kelty.“It’s our hope that this small donation will provide some much needed relief and restore some hope in the people of Haiti.”
Thanks to efforts by the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of Haiti, Kelty’s donated tents have been distributed to parts of the country most in need.Several of these tents have been used to set up a village providing temporary shelter for 750-800 children who lost one or more parents in the quake.
The tragedy is Haiti is far from over and additional help is still needed.For more information on how to get involved, please visit Jenny Dubin’s Partners in Health web page.
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