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A survivor cries as she tells her ordeal beside a ship that was washed ashore in Tacloban city, Leyte province central Philippines on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's prison system is shipping more than half a million bars of soap made by inmates to the Philippines as part of the international relief effort following Typhoon Haiyan.
A truckload of soap was scheduled to leave Thursday from Warren Correctional Institution, which includes a manufacturing plant where inmates produce janitorial products for the prison system.
For years, North Carolina has sold inmate-made soap for the nonprofit Mission to Provide a Cleaner Tomorrow, an Ohio-based ministry works to promote hygiene and education in developing nations.
The soap for typhoon relief effort is being provided to the ministry for $30,000, roughly what it cost the state to produce it. Friday's shipment is the second half of an order for approximately 580,000 two-ounce bars of soap.
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