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    The best and worst of humanity in microcosm.

    Good call, even if heartbreaking. Hang in there, G.
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    That's terrible Gargoyle, but I don't think you have a choice. You've made the right decision.
    He is your friend, your companion, your defender... he is your dog. You are his life, his leader, and master. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of that devotion.

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    Thats truly a shame.....

    Hang in there.. a window will open up, just make sure you notice it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gargoyle View Post
    We have recieved an email from our contact via the US Embassy in Haiti..

    "Warning: all travelers to Haiti are being subjected to robberies, and two recent murders took place."

    So, in light of this fact, the team has cancelled their trip.
    According to our sources, the criminals are following relief workers/volunteers from the airport. Targeting would be help to the community. Sad.
    If the embassy is posting travel warnings, its for good reason!

    We've contacted the team and took a vote and for personal safety reasons we have decided that its not worth dying over. No matter how great our intentions are, security comes first.

    We will make arrangements to have the items donated shipped down in the near future. I was eagerly looking forward to showing off pictures and telling the tales of the trip with you all! But having my wife and family alive is of greater importance.

    Hopefully we can get the items into the proper hands and distribute them as planned. My anger and frustration over the crimal behavior is at an all time high. We are trying to help!! And a few bad apples...

    So much hard work and effort has gone into this project, here and in the entire HF community.
    My sincerest apologies, and I will keep you all informed and updated as news comes in.
    I feel terrible about the circumstances, I wish I had better news.
    Gargoyle
    i know people who might be able to help you get the stuff to haiti, pm sent.

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    What eventually became of our hammocks for Haiti collections? I often think of the kids and hope we were able to do some good for them.

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    With the UN warnings on the travelers, we had to cancel the mission trip for personal safety.

    The hammocks and collected goods were delivered to a local church here and have been shipped. I'll see if I can find some better info.
    Ambulo tua ambulo.

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    I appreciate all your efforts on the project, Gargoyle. Thanks for this update.

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