How far would you go to help Central America recover from Hurricane Mitch?

WINDSOR, Ont. — When Hurricane Mitch ravaged Central America earlier this month, Canadians responded with literally tons of relief supplies.

Now the challenge is how to move the goods to where they’re needed most.

“We have about 15 trailer-loads of goods that we need to move from Windsor, Ont., to Delaware,” says Steve Wayvon, owner of an air-charter company and organizer of a relief effort that spanned Ontario.

Wayvon said Dole Pineapple has donated three container ships to transfer supplies from Wilmington, Del., to Honduras.

“What we have is clean, itemized, skidded, and will travel on Dole’s bond,” he said. “The Canadian government has said it might fly some of the freight down, but we’re still waiting for official word. In the meantime, we have over 500,000 pounds of stuff that needs to go.”

For details, contact Steve Wayvon, Air America Charters, 1-888-471-4465.

Meanwhile, the Canadian Foundation for World Development said it is looking for donated highway trailers that can be used to carry relief supplies bound for Central America. A tax receipt valued up to $10,000 for each trailer can be issued, according to CFWD’s Ken Davis. You can reach Davis at 416/445-4740.

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