Posted on Sunday, 11.18.12
Catholic church in Miami sends storm supplies to Cuba
BY MIAMI HERALD STAFF
The first plane filled with supplies for Hurricane Sandy victims in Cuba
will take off on Monday from Miami, the Archdiocese of Miami announced.
Before slamming the Northeast, the hurricane battered Santiago de Cuba
in the southeastern section of the island, leaving many homeless.
At a 9 a.m. Monday at Miami International Airport, Archbishop Thomas
Wenski will give the flight an official send-off.
In attendance will be Raul Dube, owner of Miami Air Cargo, who donated
the plane that will carry 9, 000 pounds of food supplies, including
powdered cans of Parmalat milk, rice, beans and Vienna sausage.
In Cuba, the plane will be greeted by members of Caritas Cuba and the
Daughters of Charity who will oversee the transportation and
distribution of the food to the needy areas.