More than $500,000 worth of supplies, collected in Cayman over three days last week, are scheduled to be flown to Haiti Sunday.

“We are confident that handing it over to a reputable organization will ensure that the assistance reaches the people most in need.”

The supplies were originally scheduled to be airlifted to Port-au-Prince earlier in the week, but government in Cayman has been negotiating with the Haitian president’s office to make sure the supplies end up in the right hands.

“We are confident that handing it over to a reputable organization will ensure that the assistance reaches the people most in need,” Mr. Leslie said.Matthew Leslie, who headed the collection efforts, said the supplies will be given to Operation Blessings in Haiti, the same organization that helped with relief efforts in Cayman after Hurricane Ivan.

He said the goal was to have the supplies arrive Wednesday, but permit requirements in Haiti and negotiations with government have caused the delays.

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Baby supplies, food, clothes, medicines and other necessities fill the warehouse at Cayman Islands Brewery. On Tuesday, those supplies will be loaded on a Cayman Airways plane and flown to Haiti. - Photo courtesy Matthew Leslie
Baby supplies, food, clothes, medicines and other necessities fill the warehouse at Cayman Islands Brewery. On Tuesday, those supplies will be loaded on a Cayman Airways plane and flown to Haiti. – Photo courtesy Matthew Leslie

More than 500 people have died in Haiti since Hurricane Matthew hit a week ago.

The U.N. has appealed for $120 million in donations to help with the relief effort.
The Category 4 storm leveled towns and caused serious damage across the country, especially in the south.

Haiti is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake and a subsequent cholera epidemic.

United Nations police from Bangladesh deliver drinking water to residents of Sous-Roche village, outside Les Cayes, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 11, - Photo: AP
United Nations police from Bangladesh deliver drinking water to residents of Sous-Roche village, outside Les Cayes, Haiti, Tuesday, Oct. 11, – Photo: AP
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