Blanket Drive Update (ongoing)
|Students and staff from the Pinnacle Academy|
Maersk reports the blankets will arrive in the port in Turkey on January 20. One step closer to the families who need them the most.
Friday, December 27
It is confirmed the blankets left the Port of Virginia aboard Maersk to Turkey. Estimated date of arrival in final port is January 20/21.
Thank you all once again for your generosity.
Thursday, December 19
Maersk estimates the total number of blankets shipped is approximately 18,000 pieces. Thank you again for your generosity.
Tuesday, December 17
Received confirmation the blankets will ship on December 26. Will arrive in final destination port in Turkey on January 20. Thank you to Maersk who donated all of their services.
Monday, December 16
The blankets have reached the Port of Virginia have been placed on pallets, shrink wrapped and put in containers. We anticipate the ship leaving Virginia on December 26.
Thursday, December 12
We collected 15,687 blankets with a total weight of 28,000 pounds. We filled 1 3/4 trailer trucks with the transportation generously donated by the Paxton Companies. The blankets are on their way to the Port of Virginia to be shipped to Turkey. Will let you know when they arrive at the refugee camp.
Monday, December 9
Informed that 200 boxes of blankets are heading our way via truck from California. They will arrive Wednesday.
Blanket count is ongoing, but we appear to have enough to fill a 40 foot container and then some.
Saturday, December 7
Your generosity has been overwhelming and we are grateful for your support. In Purcellville alone we have collected more than 800 blankets.
I was pleased to join with Loudoun BOS Chairman Scott York and students from the Pinnacle Academy on Friday, December 6 as we counted and bagged 1,778 blankets. As of this date (December 7) at the Purcellville, Sterling and Oakton collection points 5,178 blankets have been boxed and readied for shipping.
On Saturday, December 7 we had a busy day at the Oakton Stake of the Mormon Church with volunteers from the church, Hizmet Relief and the Pinnacle Academy. Chairman Scott York had a full day at the Sterling location boxing and preparing blankets for shipping.
We will update you on the final total count of blankets, when they will be shipped and when they arrive at the refugee camp in Adana. We have had some very generous folks come forward to help pay for the boxing, transportation and shipping of the blankets. Special thanks to Maersk Shipping and Paxton Van Lines for their providing the transportation and shipping at no cost.
When we have a final count we will let you know and we will post photos along the way.
Thank you everyone for your generosity.