Hope and Mercy in Moldova ~ October 16, 2012

#APHU 462817, 10/16/12. Our eighth big project of 2012 was a huge 45’ extended container that went to Moldova by way of Poland. The Ukrainian customs have been so troublesome for Moldova that it was easier to ship to Poland and truck the trailer cross country to Hope and Mercy in Moldova. The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia provided the nearly new 150 Stryker hospital mattresses that were shipped in this container. The hospital was having problems with stains from chemotherapy drugs, so Stryker provided new mattresses for CHOP, and they gave us the 300 that they replaced. The paper thin and filthy mattresses used in Moldova were quickly discarded after they received our container, and the feedback was very positive. It poured rain the day we loaded this huge container and the mattresses were very clean, and the furnishings and physical therapy equipment were immediately useful in the hospitals.

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