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OPEN Cares III Program, 1999

OPEN Started the OPEN CARES III program in June 1999. It was completed in November 1999 when the container was delivered to Smila Ukraine. When filled the container has an estimated value of $68,000 USD. Total weight of the container was 28,000 pounds or 14 ton. There were 715 boxes containing 13,376 jackets, coats and sweaters. This program was made possible by the joint efforts of Counterpart International, Inc. and O.P.E.N. (Newton Iowa Sister city organization). The contents of the container was distributed by Newton's Sister city organization in Smela Ukraine Social Security Department.

Ukraine 8th Independence Day, 1999

Barry Hurto, Joan Tyler, John McNeer, Tom Mott, Larry Hesson, Jane Ann Cotton, Marvin Campbell. Each of these volunteers are members of the OPEN Board of Directors


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