Stewart-Hunter assists in Haitian disaster relief
February 11, 2010
<b>10th Transportation Company continues help in Haiti </b>
As the Ghostriders of 10th Transportation Company, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, departs from LSA Sustainer, Haiti, the devastation of the country becomes more and more apparent.
The convoy team is on a mission to find ways to bring in equipment from the port. As they make their way through the city, the rise in the tent communities in Port-Au-Prince is very noticeable. These tents are communities to help the displaced people in Haiti.
The Soldiers are assisting in the distribution of food from the local warehouses and are awaiting the arrival of the remaining equipment. Monday evening the company received more equipment by C-17s and are expecting the remaining equipment to arrive by vessel in the next few days.
The 10th Trans. Co. has been in Haiti for the past two weeks supporting Operation Unified Endeavor. With the additional equipment the company is looking forward to being able to help in a larger capacity.
<b>Kessler Elem raises funds for Haiti earthquake victims</b>
Students at Fort Stewart's Kessler Elementary School brought in hundreds of pennies, which they used to create a map of the United States on the floor of the school's gym.
According to Gwen Colson, gifted resource teacher, all the students, from pre-kindergarten through 6th grade, participated in the annual fund-raising project. Colson, who assisted and supervised the students' penny project, said this is the third year students have collected about $300 in pennies, which previously have been saved for the school's garden fund. This year, however, she said the money will be given to the Red Cross as part of the Haitian Earthquake Relief fund.
Editor's note: Information for 10th Trans. Co. provided by 2nd Lt. Lovetta Tate.