New Jersey Quakers Continue to Make a Difference in UXO

Woodstown, New Jersey Members of the Woodstown Quakers continue to make a difference in the international UXO and cluster munition problem. posted an article back in December about the Woodstown Quakers raising money to purchase three magnetic locators for use in Tajikistan. Since then, the group has raised additional funds and through the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative, in cooperation with the United Nations Mine Action Service, has donated 24 additional sensors. The latest set of locators were shipped to Vietnam to support on-going efforts to clear explosive remnants of war (ERW) littered throughout that country.

Under the Schonstedt program, the company provides a one to one match on all units purchased for donation to the UN. Bob Ebberson, Director of Business Development for Schonstedt, had the following to say about the program, "The United Nations helps us understand where the need for demining tools is the greatest, and it's important to know that these detectors go only to places that wouldn't be able to afford them otherwise, places where demining would not be an option."

The Woodstown Quakers are pleased to act as a no-cost intermediary for contributions, which may be tax deductible, and will coordinate equipment donations directly with Schonstedt. Checks may be sent, with a notation that they are for the demining project, to Woodstown Friends Meeting, P.O. Box 13, Woodstown, NJ, 08098.

Alternatively, the demining tools may be purchased for donation directly from Schonstedt at

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