Mission Relief Ships Container to Jamaica

5/20/10:  Container# GESU 5169597.  Michael Troupe is the director of facilities for the Philadelphia area YMCA’s. Michael grew up in Jamaica, and his father passed away after spending 100 days in the Kingston Public Hospital (Victoria Jubilee) in Jamaica. Michael saw the challenging conditions of the public hospital, and was able to raise the funds to ship a container there. Thankfully, Shire Pharmaceuticals of Chesterbrook, PA funded the shipment to this national hospital, and we have been eager to ship to Jamaica for some time. The shipment included books from The Chester County Hospital’s fall festival, as well as medical textbooks from our own collections. Hospital care is provided for free in this Jamaican hospital, so you can imagine the conditions and lack of materials. The container included mattresses, supplies, equipment, and patient room furniture that were requested by the Ministry of Health in Jamaica.

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