Well we didn’t load any containers today but we had a long day organizing and inventorying everything to prepare for tomorrow. We set up areas for each final delivery location and then sorted the boxes, palletized them, inventoried them and put them in the final location. This will make loading the containers very quick tomorrow as well as much easier to control the inventory. It is critical to have an accurate inventory or we can end up tied up with Customs in Belarus, this would be a big problem as we have a limited time to deliver when we are there.
Here are some pictures of 3 of the location. The first is for the Chausy Orphanage:
This is for the Chausy Hospital:
and this long line is for Invalid Children and there families:
Tomorrow we are hoping to load two containers simultaneously and really need lots of help. If we get enough people it should only take a couple of hours. If you are available please be at the East end of the Kriska Warehouse in Prescott for 10 AM.
Tonight we managed to get 2 more containers loaded which leaves us 3 more to load. Container 3 was loaded with skids of Tide donated by Procter and Gamble so they were easy to load using a forktruck.
Container number two is loaded with family packages for our friends in Belarus, packages and necessities for the families in the Guardian Angel Program as well as Shoe Boxes for Seniors, Handmade Quilts for the orphanages from the 1000 Islands Quilt Guild, new shoes donated locally, wheelchairs and other devices as well as two pallets of Tide.
Here are the boys hard at loading:
and here it is fully loaded:
We seem to be seeing the same faces everyday and it would be nice to see a few new ones on Saturday and Sunday Feb 23 and 24 at 10 AM at Kriska in Prescott! We have a lot of sorting and organizing to do to get these last 3 containers filled so even if you can’t lift we can probably find a job for you!
We had quite a few helpers tonight and luckily for us “old guys” several of them were strong young teenagers! We managed to get the 40 foot sea-container loaded in a little over 2 hours. Here is a shot of some of the guys hard at it:
and here it is fully loaded, there was no wasted space in this load!
Tomorrow night we will be loading two containers … come out and help if you are able!