Shipping produce: The shipment included a supply of fresh produce from Canadian greenhouses, and volunteers worried that the food would spoil while the truck sat in Leamington. But their fears proved groundless, as the food arrived in Oklahoma in perfect condition.
Sauve flew to Oklahoma City with his church’s lead pastor, Howard Mulder, on Monday to greet the truck when it arrived at The Gate. They arrived at the church just in time to see the truck pull up to the loading area.
“We cut through most of the red tape, and now we’ve got it there,” Sauve said.
Sauve said that Windsor Lifeline Outreach has participated in disaster relief projects before, but the Oklahoma shipment marked the first time that the charity has tried to send supplies into the United States. He said the charity may be wary of tackling similar projects in the future.
“We certainly would have to be a lot more cautious and ask a lot more questions,” Sauve said.