Saturday, January 23, 2010

ODA students hard at it again today

With a second mercy flight to Haiti scheduled to depart early next week, The Out-of-Door Academy is accepting monetary and supply donations 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. today at the student car wash at Tire Kingdom, U.S. 41 and Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota.

Items also can be dropped off at the airport hangar at Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport 1-4 p.m. To reach the hangar, turn east off U.S. 41 at the Ingman Marine sign. The airport is located in southern Manatee County.

The first flight, filled with last weekend's contributions, touched down 2:44 p.m. Tuesday. The supplies made it safely into the hands of those on the ground and were put to use immediately.

After a few days on the island, the doctors have requested:

Newborn diapers, Pedialyte with bottle attached, baby blankets, cotton blankets, Kotex pads, and white, flat sheets;

Tarps, lightweight rope, duct tape, and clothespins;

Individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, Fig Newtons, peanut butter and cheese crackers, raisins, and peanuts;

Betadyne, alcohol, surgical gloves, gauze pads and rolls, ace bandages, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, gallon-size Ziplock bags, small plastic wash tubs, and clear plastic, 18-gallon containers.

More information can be found on The Out-of-Door Academy’s website at


For video of last week's mission leaving for Haiti, click here:

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