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City announces Haiti relief efforts

Posted by Gail Waterhouse  January 21, 2010 11:00 AM

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The following is a press release from the City of Medford:
 
Gwen Blackburn is Medford's Representative to Tri City's Haitian Relief Coalition.
 
For people who have requests for passports or travel information or the whereabouts of relatives/friends in Haiti .... all of that information is being coordinated by Congressman Edward J. Markey's Office ... please contact Maggie McClory at (781) 396-2900. 
 
Counseling will be available for any students who are in need ...this is being coordinated between Gwen Blackburn and Roy Belson.
 
Medford will be collecting "gently used" clothing & bedding starting Friday/January 22nd in the front foyer of Medford City Hall.  They are also looking for donations of new underwear, socks, tee shirts, etc.  Waste Management will be providing (2) large bins, and the bins will be in place for (2) weeks.  
 
Locally, financial donations are being accepted at Century Bank ... checks should be made payable to the "Haitian Relief Fund" and mailed or dropped off at the Century Bank on 140 Ferry Street in Malden, MA  02148. 
 
Medical supplies are being collected at Medford's Board of Health including:  latex & non latex gloves, alcohol wipes, hand sanitizer, bacitracin, bandages, vaseline, sterile water, large rolls of gauze, ibuprofen, tylenol, advil, motrin, and antibotics for wounds.
 
Thank you for your help and support of the Haitian people!

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