Haiti needs sails and donations

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Haiti needs your used sails, especially large main sails. Even people who survived the quake and were healthy are now becoming sick from exposure to the elements.

Tents, rice, cooking oil, beans, pasta, feminine hygiene products, water purifiers, eater makers, medical supplies and more money to purchase these disaster relief supplies are the top items needed to help Haitian earthquake victims.

Haul your used sails out of lazarettes, lockers, attics, garages and closets and make a tax-deductible donation to Haiti-life.org, a non-profit, 501(c)(3), organization.

A special IRS tax relief provision was enacted Jan. 22, enabling taxpayers to itemize deductions on their 2009 forms. Only cash contributions made to these charities after Jan. 11, 2010, and before March 1, 2010, are eligible. This includes contributions made by text message, check, credit card or debit card.

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