**Media – Press Release – September 29, 2017**
ShipOnSite is launching a Humanitarian Donation Drive for our American Citizens of Puerto Rico.
A U.S. Territory located in the Caribbean, Puerto Rico has suffered catastrophic damage to its infrastructure and power grid, with loss of life. Hurricane’s Irma (Cat 3) and Maria (Cat 4) made landfall within two weeks of each other during the month of September 2017. The Governor of Puerto Rico estimates that it could take 4-6 months for the U.S. Territory to get the island’s power grid back to operating at pre-hurricane levels. The rest of the damage to Puerto Rico’s infrastructure is still being assessed by FEMA.
ShipOnSite has registered and is coordinating this relief effort with the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration (PRFAA). We have advised them that we will collect certain items to assist the citizens of Puerto Rico. This will enable them to plan on the distribution of the donations with the specific needs of the people.
A flyer will be circulated to the Grand Strand Media outlets and businesses, so donors have the information on what we’re requesting and where they can drop off their donations.
Humanitarian Drive Information:
This humanitarian drive will be called “SC Cares for Puerto Rico” (#sccares4pr) and will go through the month of October, 2017. This drive will assist the American Citizens of Puerto Rico with some of the day to day essentials needed to live, while the island begins to recover from these devastating hurricanes.
ShipOnSite, a local shipping company has organized and will manage the packaging and ocean freight shipment of donated items from the Grand Strand. Individuals and businesses that would like to donate, can do so by dropping off their donation(s) at the following locations:
- ShipOnSite: 8703 Hwy 17 Bypass South, Suite M, Surfside Beach, SC 29575
- Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union: Locations in Horry/Georgetown counties.
Donation items requested at this time include:
& no glass)
|Baby Formula||Baby Diapers||Baby Wipes|
|Tooth Paste||Tooth Brushes||Hand Soap|
|Feminine Hygiene Products||Bottled Water||Toilet Paper &
Checks can be made to ‘SC Cares for Puerto Rico’.
A special thank you to the following organizations for assisting in organizing the drive.
- Carolina Cool: Has provided ShipOnSite with the warehouse space to package and palletize the donations.
- Easy Radio 105.9/100.7 & The Tide 94.5: These two local radio stations are scheduling several remote ‘Live On Air’ drives and have donated ‘air time’ to the relief efforts.
- Carolina Trust Federal Credit Union: Has provided their locations as a drop-off site for ‘Material Donations’ and will manage any cash donations associated with this drive.
Established in 2007, ShipOnSite is a full service shipping center, offering packaging, crating, palletizing, and shipping services via all the common carriers. ShipOnSite has assisted and organized large humanitarian shipments from the Grand Strand to U.S. Citizens that have been affected by natural and human disasters, including; Citizens in Flint, Michigan – lead water contamination, 2015 Louisiana Flood Victims, 2016 West Virginia Flood Victims.
Feel free to contact Frank Espinal, Owner & General Manager of ShipOnSite at 843-215-5508 ext 6, with any questions pertaining to this Press Release and/or the ‘SC Cares for Puerto Rico’ humanitarian drive. Updates on our progress with this humanitarian effort can be viewed on our Facebook page and Twitter feeds.
**End of Press Release**
The Readers of the Myrtle Beach Herald and the Carolina Forest Chronicle have voted ShipOnSite as the Best Shipping Company in the Grand Strand. We are truly honored to be recognized by our Customers and Readers of the Myrtle Beach Herald and Carolina Forest Chronicle.
-Frank Espinal, BA, MBA
Owner & General Manager
ShipOnSite donated the expense of Free Shipping of gift packages that needed to be shipped expediently, to ensure that they reach the children across the world that would go without being able to open a gift during the Holiday Season. Owner Frank Espinal noted; “No child should go without opening a gift during the Holidays”.
Information regarding Operation Christmas Child can be obtained at the samaritanpurse.org website.
ShipOnSite responded to the WMBF News report on September 6th, 2016; whereas Coastal Carolina University was driving a ‘Supplies for Louisiana Flood Victims Campaign’ (http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/33028396/ccu-needs-your-help-last-week-to-collect-supplies-for-louisiana-flood-victims).
ShipOnSite of Myrtle Beach donated 5 pallets of bottled water and arranged the pickup with the Athletic Department at Coastal Carolina University.
Owner Frank Espinal explains; “It’s important to respond to these life changing events. Water is an element we cannot live without. I’m glad that we were able to coordinate this with CCU, who is giving the Love back to the good people of Louisiana”. This shipment of bottled water was made possible via donations by Crystal Black of the Macedonia A.M.E. Church in North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Cool Stuff sold on eBay! We just sold some Prehistoric Shark Teeth, or as those in the Science community would call it; ‘Carcharodon Megalodon’. The Megalodon is an extinct species of shark that lived approximately 23 to 2.6 million years ago, during the Cenozoic Era. We sold this along with a collection of Hemipristis Serra, or Snaggletooth in the English language.