Stens Donates Ambulance

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It was the spring of 2008 when a vendor approached Stens with a request to donate an ambulance to Mercy & Sharing, an organization dedicated to helping feed, educate, and medically care for children and widows in Haiti.  “The request was a bit of a surprise to be honest,” says Peter Ariens, president of Stens, an Ariens Co. subsidiary.  “It’s not often that we have vendors approach us for such specific donations.”  Mark Salter, the Stens vendor who asked for the donation, has grown used to soliciting for such useful donations.  Since his involvement in the Mercy & Sharing organization, he has taken the role of Program Director and helped founder Susie Krabacher foster the children of Haiti.  “I have been to Haiti and seen the dangerous and unhealthy conditions these children live in everyday.  It’s truly heartwrenching,” Salter admits. “As a business owner, my hope is to always change lives in a positive way,” says Ariens.  “After hearing Mark’s stories and getting to know the organization, it was nearly impossible to say no.  Especially in this time of economic change, we feel it is particularly important to remember those less fortunate than us.” 
Mercy & Sharing is an organization committed to giving 100% to the children.  It employs a staff of more than 150 native Haitians who mentor, nurture, love and respect Haitian children.   For more information 800-457-7444; visit stens.com.