The NYPD is shipping out a New York gift to quake-stricken Haiti.
Members of the NYPD and elected officials gathered at Red Hook Shipping Terminals on Oct. 4 to send off 100 tons of supplies that, in just over five days, will reach people in the Caribbean nation.
The shrill sound of beeps filled the fog-laden air on Monday as large containers were hoisted onto a ship that would be departing Brooklyn that same evening. Chief of Patrol Juanita Holmes watched the culmination of a two month-long effort to gather supplies for Haitians in need.
It was a team effort, Holmes acknowledged. While the NYPD put their logistical expertise to use, the drive was largely driven by everyday New Yorkers who donated what they could to the relief effort.
“My deepest thanks to the men and women of the Patrol Service Bureau. When the people of Haiti asked for help, you rose to the occasion. You donated goods and took charge of gathering contributions from city residents in all of our 77 precincts. If you want to see how generous the people of New York City are, you don’t have to look far,” Holmes said. “We gathered 100 tons of supplies, enough to fill 11 shipping containers.”