Sails for Shelter 

With Haiti’s rainy season quickly approaching and almost 800,000 still homeless after the devastating earthquake, the need for temporary shelters is greater than ever.One Mainer is trying to help by organizing a drive to collect old sails. John Eide is a long time member of the sailing community. He says sails can be made into great make shift shelters. Eide is asking folks to donate any old sails they may have.There are three drop off locations for the drive. Maine sailing partners in Freeport and Pope Sails and Rigging in Rockland will be collecting sails from March 5 through the 19. The Portland Yacht Service will be a drop off point during the Maine Boatbuilders Show on March 19, 20, and 21.