Local Effort, Global Impact: Boston area residents and businesses organize donations for Haiti

When Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc. learned of the humanitarian efforts taking place at a familiar apartment complex in Cambridge, it was inevitable that they get involved. Residents and staff of Third Square Apartments, Church Corner Apartments, and West End Apartments collected 1.5 tons of donations ranging from clothing, toiletries, school and medical supplies, and other necessities to be sent to Haiti with a local nonprofit organization, What’s Mine is Yours, (www.haitimineisyours.org). Big Foot Moving & Storage, Inc. donated many boxes and packing supplies to organize and ship the incredible amount of donations. Casimir Deronette, a Haiti native and the Concierge Service Manager at Third Square Apartments, spearheaded the effort and traveled with 14 other volunteers from What’s Mine is Yours to Haiti on February 25, 2010 to help restore communities devastated by the earthquake. “As a moving & storage company, we are constantly in and out of local apartment complexes and we are fortunate to build relationships with the staff. When we heard of Casimir’s plan, we definitely wanted to do whatever we could to help,” commented Big Foot operations manager, Nick Bavuso.