About 1,000 volunteers are needed Feb. 24 to package 200,000 meals for Haiti.
The Raleigh-based Stop Hunger Now international relief agency will show up at a building in Lakeside Business Park with a tractor-trailer full of food.
Volunteers will sort and package the items, working in shifts throughout the afternoon and evening.
Brent Olsavsky of Cornelius, meanwhile, has begun a drive to collect bottled water.
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He said he learned of the need for water from the Florida-based nonprofit Food for the Poor agency.
Olsavsky started "Bottled Life: Haitian Water Relief" and established bottled-water collection sites at Carolina Springs AutoSpa, 19807 W. Catawba Ave., Cornelius, and Pampered Pets Inn, 2993 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 21), Mooresville.
He urges each person to donate a case of bottled water.
Justin Barnes and other volunteers are visiting local businesses and civic groups to muster more volunteers for the Feb. 24 meal-packing event called Mooresville Help4Haiti.
Barnes visited 30 businesses last Monday.
He is a member of The Cove church off Interstate 77 Exit 31, which is helping lead the effort with Williamson's Chapel United Methodist Church and Top of the Lake Mooresville Rotary Club.
Mooresville developers Rick and Brad Howard donated use of the building at 302 Rolling Hills Road.
Each volunteer who works Feb. 24 is asked to bring a $5 donation.
Shifts will be 3-5 p.m., 5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8-10 p.m., with a cleanup shift 10-10:30 p.m.