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 and continues to be fatally
dangerous to civilians, sometimes for years.
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, mortar shells, as well as land-mines. More than 500 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 OR, to use a credit card,
PO Box 13
WOODSTOWN NJ 08098 Please put "De-mining" in the memo line.
You can learn more about Humanitarian De-mining by clicking https://www.schonstedt.com/about/demining-initative/
Read "A Worthy Cause" > HERE
[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 mines and other explosive remnants of war [ERW] would not otherwise be possible.
Direct email to woodstownmm(AT)gmail(DOT)com with "DEMINING" in the subject line
Thanks to producer Richard Krantz, you can see a short, four-minute video of our support for humanitarian de-mining. Please watch.
Honestly, we're sort of
partial to the first video,
but here's a more recent one.
LINK to the Mines Advisory Group [MAG] Vietnam website