"Chevalier Paul" makes a humanitarian gesture toward Haiti
The French marine frigate "Chevalier Paul" was moored in Quebec City’s Old Port from April 26 to April 30, but it did not leave "empty handed."
Captain Gonzague Perrin, Assistant Defence Attaché at the French Embassy in Ottawa, shared some very interesting information with Mr. Christian Latortue, Quebec’s former delegate to Caracas: the ship’s second in command, Xavier Tourneux, was willing to transport a shipment of humanitarian aid to Port-au-Prince.
- Lisette Lemelin, Martine Poulin o.m.m.i., et le capitaine de vaisseau Xavier Tourneux, commandant en second
A Quebec organization, /Collaboration Santé Internationale/, generously provided and packed, in only two days, 120 boxes filled with medication, sheets and blankets, among other things, and delivered them to the French ship.
More than 60 of these boxes were destined for the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate whose house in Port-au-Prince was completely destroyed in the January 12 earthquake.
One big thank-you to "*Chevalier Paul*" and his crew.