Donation of Roofing Materials Just Got Easier

Loading donated materials destined for Haiti

Loading donated materials destined for Haiti

Manufacturers of material goods may now have an easier way to make donations to those in need around the world.

I believe there are many entrepreneurs like me who want to do something for people in need”

— Mitchell Hentkowski

TULSA, OK, UNITED STATES, September 1, 2021 / — Material goods manufacturers may now have an easier way to make donations to those in need around the world. Cross Catholic Outreach, a non-profit aid and development charity, has developed a process for handling all the details of transporting, containerization and moving goods through ports and customs. The articles received are then distributed through a network of local ministries who distribute them where they are most needed. This process is supported with professional monitoring and with field reports showing how each item and dollar has been used.

Cross Catholic Outreach was founded in 2001 to streamline the tedious process of getting donated goods out of the country and into the right hands at their destination. Many companies have a heart for giving, but are unaware or prepared for the task. Over the years, Cross Catholic Outreach has formed a network of like-minded companies with experience in various aspects of the supply chain. Freight, container shipping, port requirements handling and customs are handled by independent companies that voluntarily partner with CCO. Since the correct distribution and use of goods is critical to donors, it is extremely beneficial that the local ministries of CCO in Central America, the Caribbean and other parts of the developing world are perfectly positioned to use the goods effectively in their communities.

Metal Panels Inc., one of the companies that have donated goods to the poor through Cross Catholic Outreach, was so pleased with the process that it has made several charitable donations in recent years. As a manufacturer of metal roof and facade panels, MPI would routinely discard or recycle steel panels that were not considered salable. In 2016, MPI President Mitchell Hentkowski approached Cross Catholic Outreach with an idea. Why not donate roofing material to rebuild the homes of those communities facing natural disasters?

“I believe there are many entrepreneurs like me who want to do something for those in need,” Hentkowski said, “but the daunting task of moving materials from your company to distant lands is so challenging that they abandon the idea. it’s not possible.”

So far, Metal Panels Inc. and its industrial partners shipped 24 truckloads of material to impoverished communities through Cross Catholic Outreach, and the company is considering doing more in response to Haiti’s recent earthquake.

Cross Catholic Outreach president Jim Cavnar has worked on comprehensive plans to support both immediate and long-term plans for Haiti’s recovery from the disaster and believes this type of business support will be a game-changer.

“The devastation wrought by the earthquake in Haiti is heartbreaking, but I am convinced that we can help the country’s poor recover from this disaster,” he said. “Cross Catholic Outreach has a lot of experience with these types of housing and construction projects and with the support of donors we can repair and rebuild the houses, schools and other structures damaged by the earthquake. The more companies like Metal Panels Inc. can donate, the more we can achieve.”

Giving businesses can also be part of this story by diverting normally recycled surplus products or materials to help thousands of needy people through Cross Catholic Outreach. For more information, please contact Cross Catholic Outreach using the information below:

Cross Catholic Outreach

Michael Veitenhans
Cross Catholic Outreach
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