Monthly Archives: June 2013

Container to Montego Bay

#ZCSU2674218. Issa Trust of Iowa and Couples Resorts of Jamaica sponsored this annual summer container to Montego Bay and surrounding areas. The shipment is always focused on pediatric health care and Diane Pollard of Issa Trust also sends in several pallets of materials from Iowa and Chicago to complement the items that Mission Relief Services collects from CHOP and other hospitals. Teams traveled to Jamaica in July to receive and distribute the products, and three additional Jamaican hospitals received materials from us. Dr. Keith Krueger of Lancaster donated a complete x-ray system, and this radiology equipment was put to use after a horrific automobile accident claimed lives and created serious injuries. The Jamaicans were grateful for this x-ray equipment that we shipped down as it was extremely useful in a trauma setting when they previously had non functioning equipment.

Nigeria on behalf of Strategic Groups of Largo, Maryland

#HJCU4919919. This container was also shipped to Nigeria on behalf of Strategic Groups of Largo, Maryland. The recipient was Dr. Osuji Uzoma Collins of the Solid Rock Hospital in the Owerri Imo State of Nigeria. Beds, stretchers, supplies, linen and lab equipment were sent to elevate this rural hospital, and much of the lab equipment came from Temple University, and the pediatric wheelchairs came from the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia. Beds and furnishings were also requested and this container was filled with the needed institutional furniture required by Dr. Collin’s hospital.