I just got this email about a drive to collect soap for Haiti, since simple handwashing can help prevent the spread of a horrible disease called cholera. If you want to know more about the disease, here’s a post I wrote when the outbreak started. PBS recently gave this update on the current situation.
Information on how and where to donate : Students at Highlands Elementary in Edina, Minnesota are asking for the community’s help in reducing the spread of cholera in Haiti. Please donate new, unused soap bars (travel-size and bath-size soap bars). Not accepted: liquid soap and hand sanitizer. Donations will be accepted through Monday, February 28. The soap bars will be shipped to Haiti and distributed to orphanages, schools, and tent cities set up after the earthquake last year. Collection sites: Edina Police Station, Edina Fire Station at Hwy 62 & Tracy Avenue, Edina Senior Center, Highlands Elementary, Cornelia Elementary, South View Middle School, and Edina High School.
If you live nearby, please consider dropping off a few bars of soap. You could save a life!