|Pastors for Peace’s Donation Reaches Cuba
2012.08.24 - 15:21:31 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- Some 100 tons of humanitarian aid collected by the IFCO/Pastors for Peace, during XXIII Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba, arrived in this city from Tampico, Mexico.
The donation arrived at the Container Terminal in Havana last night on the ship Berulan V-6, and its distribution will start today.
The cargo includes five vehicles and four containers with medical and educational materials, as well as tools for trade schools, told reporters Estela Hernandez, president of the Distribution Committee of the Pastors for Peace Caravan.
Four buses will provide transportation to a nursing home in the municipality of Marianao, Havana, to a school for physically disabled children in Puerto Esperanza, in the westernmost province of Pinar del Rio, and reinforce the work of the Council of Churches in the Cuba.
The distribution of this aid is meant to reach the whole country, and the people and institutions that need it the most, said Hernandez, who emphasized the political force of the gesture of solidarity that defies the 50 year long U.S. blockade on Cuba.
Activists of the XXIII Caravan, led by the Reverend Luis Barrios, visited Havana last July, after traveling through more than a hundred cities in Canada and the United States collecting these donations.
The initiative, led the Rev. Lucius Walker until his death in 2010, has brought to Cuba, since 1992, equipment and medical supplies, educational materials, computers, vehicles, among other items.