3/30/10: Container# TTNU 431944. The Salesian Missions of New Rochelle, New York sponsored this shipment to the Society of Don Bosco in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Although the Haitian earthquake generated the largest humanitarian relief efforts of the new decade, some groups were unsuccessful due to the logistical requirements needed to receive humanitarian cargoes. The Salesians with their strong base in Haiti were able to procure a container of basic furniture and hospital supplies to help alleviate the suffering of their community. Mission Relief has done several projects with the Salesians Missions, and once again we were determined to generate positive results in Haiti for these brothers and sisters in Christ.
3/18/10: Container# MSKU 837111. Georgia Athanaspulos is the Consulate of Panama, and based here in Philadelphia. We shipped this container to the Children’s Hospital in Panama City, and the project included cribs and wheelchairs, as well as linen and furnishings from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. We also included mattresses from the Mountainside Hospital in northern New Jersey, and furniture from Villanova University. The Republic of Panama has a population of 3 million, so it is not a huge country, and we are grateful for Georgia’s insight and determination to elevate these children of Central America’s Canal Zone. The Lady’s Lion Club of Panama City or Club de Leones de Panama sponsored this shipment for the Hospital Del Nino.
3/11/10: Container# FSCU6141920. This shipment to Honduras was designed to equip the new 10,000 sq foot clinic built by “Serving at the Crossroads” of West Chester, PA. La Entrada is the gateway to the Copan region, and an area underserved by a lack of medical facilities. We first visited this region 5 years ago, and have been active in supplying a temporary clinic with medical equipment and supplies since its inception. The new prefab clinic was constructed by Tech-Serve of Greenbrier, Arkansas, and is the largest privately built clinic in Central America. We are grateful to have been able to prOVide the finest inventory for this new “state of the art” facility for the people of the ancient Copan region of Honduras.