What you should know about donated mine detectors:
“De-mining” means much more than clearing landmines.
During every armed conflict some percentage of explosive
ordnance remains unexploded -- or just left behind -- and can
continue to be fatal to civilians, including aid workers, sometimes
When we purchase magnetic locators, the manufacturer
matches each donated unit and, according to priorities from the
United Nations, ships them to countries where humanitarian
de-mining is most needed and not otherwise possible. There, trained local teams find and clear explosive remnants of war such
as cluster bombs, grenades, and mortar shells, as well as land-mines. More than 550 donated units are currently at work in twenty-seven countries.
Currently, locators manufactured by Schonstedt Instruments and intended for the UN are priced at $1041. Woodstown Monthly Meeting continues to serve as a clearinghouse for individual donations of any size, which we are happy to acknowledge as a contribution to our ongoing ministry in this area. You may mail a check to
Woodstown Monthly Meeting
PO Box 13
WOODSTOWN NJ 08098
Please put "De-mining" in the memo line.
[l-r] Stanley Brown, of the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement, with Jack Mahon and Frank Lenik, in Washington D.C., when Woodstown Meeting was recognized by the State Department for supplying over 100 detectors to parts of the world where clearance of explosive remnants of war [ERW] would not otherwise be possible.
To use a credit card,
Direct email to woodstownmm(AT)gmail(DOT)comwith "De-mining" in the subject line
LINK to the Mines Advisory Group [MAG] Vietnam website
Thanks to producer Richard Krantz, you can see a short, 4-minute video of our work in humanitarian de-mining.
Honestly, we're sort of partial to the first video,
but here's a more recent one.
You can learn more about Humanitarian De-mining by clicking https://www.schonstedt.com/about/demining-initative/