Ship Hope to Africa, our 40 foot container of donated items for 6,000 amputees, has reached Malta, in the Mediterranean Sea, for transloading. The new estimated date of arrival is June 9, rather than the 16th.
Container at Sea
Ship Hope to Africa was loaded in Omaha, NE, on April 15, went by truck to Kansas City, went by rail to Norfolk, VA, and hit the sea on April 27. She is expected to reach Freetown on June 16.
Ship Hope to Africa is enroute to Sierra Leone!
Travel time from Omaha, Nebraska, to the port city of Freetown, Sierra Leone: 63 days Our 40 foot container was loaded on April 15. It should reach its destination on Father’s Day. Six months of tremendous effort has paid off! Thanks to all donors and volunteers for your efforts on behalf of 6000 amputees! Special […]
OPS News Article about Ship Hope to Africa
From “OPS News”, April 2011: OPS Students “Ship Hope to Africa” At least 6,000 articles of clothing and 6,000 pairs of shoes. That’s the goal Katja Starkey set when she began collecting items for the “Ship Hope to Africa” project, which aids the thousands of amputees and war-wounded in Sierra Leone, Africa. Starkey is a […]