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Please look for ways to donate any tents that you're not using.  Even if it's your only tent, how long will it be before you will need it again?  Six months?  Send it to Haiti and buy another one when you get your tax refund.

By Dara Kam
Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

Posted: 8:10 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010

TALLAHASSEE---Haiti's ambassador to the United States made an impassioned plea for tents for his earthquake-ravaged country today before he delivered a speech in the Capitol for Black History Month.

"We need tents. Tents to house the people because there are more than a million of them displaced. . . . Unless we have those tents within the next six to eight weeks we'll be in deep trouble because that's when the rainy season starts," Ambassador Raymond Joseph said.

Venezuela has sent 30,000 and an unnamed Caribbean nation has pledged another 10,000, Joseph said. But he said that's far fewer than the 200,000 that Haitian President Rene Preval is pleading for before the onset of the rainy season.

"So I am asking, I cannot plead too much, please help us get as many tents as possible," Joseph said.

Please look for ways to donate any tents that you're not using.  Even if it's your only tent, how long will it be before you will need it again?  Six months?  Send it to Haiti and buy another one when you get your tax refund.


If you happen to have a tent sitting around that looks better than the one in the picture, send it to Haiti.

By mail:

Courageous Church (
1330 West Peachtree Street
Suite 560
Atlanta, GA 30309

Beyond Borders/Haiti (
c/o Econocaribe
725 S.E. 9th Court
Hialeah, FL 33010

FODAC (A partner of Portlight Strategies)
4900 Lewis Road
Stone Mountain GA 30083

(see this comment for driving instructions for local drop-off in Atlanta area)

Some other gently used tent-drives:

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports (VA, TN, & NJ locations)

North Carolina (March 1 through March 31)
Virginia and here (Through March 30)
Michigan and here
Connecticut (March 1 through May 31)
California (Through March 31) Related:  Storage
Massachusetts (PIH--No deadline, but ASAP)
Texas (Until April 2)
Maryland (Until April 30)
New Jersey


Montreal, QC (March 26, 27, & 28)
Williams Lake, BC (Until March 31)
Brantford, ON (Until April 14)

Additional state by state listings can be found here and here.  
Some details from these two links:


Scott Kelly (
Club E Office
1095 W Rio Salado Pkwy Ste 104
Tempe AZ 85281
Wednesday March 3rd 11am - 4pm
call 602-956-3391 for extended hours


Sharon Dickson, Kevan Huncke or David Bodnariak (
Calvary Community Church
5495 Via Rocas
Westlake Village CA 91362
Monday-Friday 10:00AM-6:00PM and Sunday 9:00AM-1:00PM
If you have more than 10 tents to donate, please contact us to coordinate.

Jeremy Maurer (
Freedom High School
1050 Neroly Road
Oakely CA 94561
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 10:00 AM to approx 1:00PM

Lisa McFadin (
1151 Glencourt Dr.
Oakland CA 94611


The River at Tampa Bay Church (
Revival Ministries International
3738 River Int'l Drive
Tampa, Florida 33610
Telephone: (813) 971-9999  
Office hours: Monday: 10 am-5 pm (EST) Tuesday-Friday: 9 am-5 pm (EST)

Sheryl Driggers (
Universal Collision
1627 Capital Circle Ne
Tallahassee FL 32308
Monday - Friday 730 am to 530 pm

Sheryl Driggers (
Universal Collision
2751 w Tennessee st
Tallahassee FL 32304
Monday - Friday 730 am to 530 pm

Stephanie Forte (
9400 SW 170 St Apt 104
Miami FL 33157
Sundays 9am- 9pm
For every tent and/or monetary donation, you'll receive a FREE homemade giant, warm, yummy chocolate chip cookie! Please contact me a day prior to droping off your donation, via email or a phone call.


Church of the Harvest International (
7086 Tara Blvd.
Jonesboro, GA   30236
Telephone: (770) 478-4477

Sonide Simon (
1028 Cabo Blanco Ave E.
10am - 10pm Everyday

Kimberly Musch (
2020 Avalon Parkway
Suite 400
McDonough GA 30253
9-4 Monday- Friday

Hannah Rosbrook (
(478) 781-8110
3205 Hartley Bridge Rd
Macon GA 31216
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hannah Rosbrook (
(478) 471-9946
4810 Mercer University Dr
Macon GA 31210
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hannah Rosbrook (
(478) 328-9492 104 N Houston Rd
Warner Robins GA 31093
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hannah Rosbrook (
(478) 752-0198
2306 Lasseter Pl
Macon GA 31204
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM

Hannah Rosbrook (
(478) 414-4225
375 Hammock Rd NW
Milledgeville GA 31061
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Hannah Rosbrook (
MidSouth in GCSU Bookstore
Maxwell Student Union
Milledgeville GA 31061
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:15 PM


Bryan Throckmorton (
Western Oaks Baptist Church
5345 Old Jacksonville Road
Springfield IL 62711
Now-March 1st


Colleen Thornbrugh (
Huntington Co. Boys and Girls Club
(304) 844-7670
608 East State St.
PO Box 673
Huntington IN 46750
Mon-Fri 2:30-7:30
The drive starts Monday (Feb 18) and will run for 2 weeks. Although we are open to extending it if necessary.

Lori Sherk Bontrager Pools (
574-536-7899 23695 U.S. 33 E.
Elkhart IN 46517
M-F 9 - 4
Drop off at the service area

Lori Sherk (
Crystal Valley Missionary Church
574-536-7899 233 U.S. 20
Middlebury IN 46526
M-TH 9 - 4 & Friday 9 - 12
Drop off at the front offices

Lori Sherk (
Goshen Buick GMC Hyundai
3220 Elkhart Road
Goshen IN
M-F 7:30-6 & Saturday 9-4

Lori Sherk (
Boys and Girls Club of Greater Goshen
306 Crescent St
Goshen IN
M-F 2:35 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Lori Sherk (
Boys and Girls Club of Nappanee
107 E Marrion St
Nappanee IN
M, W, F:3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and T & R 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Lori Sherk (
Boys and Girls Club of Middlebury
57805 Northridge Dr.
Middlebury IN
M-F 2:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.


Ella Lowensohn (
Tulane University
31 McAlister Drive
New Orleans LA 70118
afternoons (Call to set up a time)


LifeChurch (
8 Elkins Drive
Gorham Maine 04038
Telephone: (207)-839-6354


James Britton (
(313) 303-0835 1000 Farmer St.
Detroit MI 48226
M-F 9a-5p Other times,
please contact me for pick up or delivery


Ashley Turner (
Forum Christian Church
3900 Forum Blvd
Columbia MO
M-TH 9-5


The Tabernacle (
3210 Southwestern Blvd
Orchard Park, NY 14127
Contact: Jim McGinnis - Chief of staff
716-675-2888 Ext. 7109
Office hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-5pm (EST)
(Jim's voice mail at Extension 7109 24hrs/7days)

The Love Church/Love Aflame! Worldwide (
3136 Lake Road
Horseheads, NY 14845
Telephone: (607) 331-9296
Office hours: Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm (EST)
(Love Aflame voice mail available at (607) 331-9296)

Teresa McCarthy (
King's Corner
69 Railroad Avenue
Ronkonkoma NY 11779
Friday, February 26th 10:am - 10: pm

Jim Mahar (
231 Murphy Building St.
Bonaventure NY 14778
9am-5pm leave with the Jenifer upstairs

Jim Mahar (
Allegany Park and Shop
24 N 1st Street
Allegany NY 14706
8 AM to 10 PM M-S, 8 AM to 9PM on Sunday
You can also drop off crutches


Heritage International Ministries Convention Center (
Contact: Mark Swiger    
375 Star Light Dr.
Fort Mill, SC 29715
Telephone: (404) 309-3948
Office hours: Monday-Friday: 8am-5pm (EST)

Kelly Smith (
Port City Java
Main Office
2101 Market St
Wilmington NC 28403
Monday- Friday 8am-5pm

Kelly Smith (
Pomegranate Books
4418 Park Avenue
Wilmington NC 28403
February 23rd from 5:30pm-8:30pm

Connie Millsaps (
Macon County Farm Bureau Office
1866 Highlands Road
Franklin NC 28734
9:00a.m - 4:30pm

LaTasha Jones (
Tipsy Teapot
(252) 481-4059
409 South Evans Street
Greenville NC 27858-1854

LaTasha Jones (
East Carolina University
(252) 481-4059
Suite 101
Mendenhall Student Center
Greenville NC 8-5pm

Justin Simmons (
Love Chapel Hill
123 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill NC 27514
etup other time and meeting place by calling or emailing

Erinne Fullam (
Apex Community
5200 Far Hills Avenue
Kettering OH 45429
10-4 M-F and 6-8 Sat,
9-1 Sun (during service times)

Bliss Davis (
1418 Ridge St.
Bowling Green OH 43403

Adam Lehman (
Sawmill Covenant Church
8794 Big Bear Ave
Powell OH 43065
9am-Noon. 7pm-9pm.
email or call or txt and we'll pick up your tent for free!!

Jerry Walker (
24 Church
1502 Substation Road
Pleasant View TN 37146
Sundays 9am-Noon 6pm-8pm
Or by appointment.

Pastor Carlo Serrano (
931-648-1324 (Office)/270-498-3853 (Cell)
1186 Ft Campbell Blvd
Clarksville TN 37402
Mon-Fri 8::30-3:30
(Attn Pastor Carlo/Next Level)


Zak White (
Revolution Church,
San Antonio, TX
17305 IH-35 North
Suite 126
Schertz TX 78154
Please call before dropping off as we are in and out often.

Josh Storie (
First Baptist Bryan
3100 Cambridge Drive
Bryan TX 77802
10 am - 5 pm
There will be a tent drive/benefit concert at MugWalls in College Station, TX, on Thursday, February 25, from 8 - 10 pm

If necessary, apply a fresh coat of seam-sealer before sending it on its way.  Also, maybe include a bottle of seam sealer with the tent.  It can then be used by those who received tents from people who didn't think things through as well as you did.  A bottle of seam sealer is less than $5 and will treat at least a dozen tents.

The source code for this list of tent drives can be found here.  It will be updated nightly until at least the end of March. It may be used by anyone in whole or in part.  There is no need to ask permission or give credit.  Post it in your diary.  Post it on your blog.  Use it however you see fit.

Link to shelterboxes: shelterbox

Originally posted to OHknighty on Sun Mar 28, 2010 at 08:25 AM PDT.

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