June 3, 2019, 26’ Box Truck, Cameroon. Dr. Jean Jules Fotso returned to the MRS warehouse in Parkesburg PA with a 26’ box truck to pick up additional equipment for further transfer to his associates in the West African country of Cameroon. Squeezed into this box truck were 7 hospital beds, 4 stretchers, 24 waiting room chairs, 6 more infant bassinets, another infant incubator, 3 folding walkers and a manual wheelchair.
May 24, 2019, Container #ACLU 9770510, seal #0720075, Cameroon. Dr. Jean Jules Fotso and Viviane Dicoum coordinated this 40’ HC container shipment to their associates in Douala, Cameroon. They brought a Nissan Sentra sedan to the warehouse for inclusion in this shipment, with the rest of the container being filled from MRS’s resources. Included were furnishings for six hospital patient recovery rooms (a hospital bed, bedside table, sleeper chair, overbed table, IV pole, trash receptacle for each room), five examination tables, patient scales, office furniture, fetal Doppler, infant bassinets, infant incubator, 30+ hospital bed mattresses and a host of other valuable medical-surgical equipment and supplies.
May 17, 2019, Container #HASU 5048214, seal #0720074, Haiti. Partners in Health is a large Boston-based charity with operations in Haiti and Rwanda. The Hospital Universitaire de Mirebalais is a 300-bed hospital that Partners in Heath built, and this modern facility resembles a hospital that one would see in this country. We received a large request for furnishings such as manual hospital beds, mattresses, glider-rocker chairs, examination tables, stretchers, mobile recliner chairs, waiting room chairs and patient scales.
April 30, 2019, Container #BMOU 4326872, seal #0720073, Egypt. Mr. Ralph Plumb – representing the Tacha Fund for Children of Washington DC – coordinated this 40’ HC container shipment to Tacha’s field partner in Egypt. This shipment was unusual for Mission Relief Services in that it did not contain any equipment … only 20 pallets of medical-surgical supplies with plenty of shelf life remaining.
April 16, 2019, Container #TEMU 1530021, seal #0720072, Guatemala. Ms. Evelyn Paiz coordinated this 20’ container shipment to her associates in the Central American country of Guatemala. Valuable items comprising this shipment included two ophthalmic slit lamps, an argon laser slit lamp, four examination/procedure chairs, a phacoemulsifier, 50 assorted wheelchairs, and a host of other fine medical-surgical accessories and supplies.
February 19, 2019, Container #BSIU 9088767, seal #0720071, Peru. This 40’ High Cube container shipment was coordinated by supporters of Medical Ministry International – Peru, who obtained a trailer-load of valuable physical therapy equipment (including wheelchairs, walkers, standers, etc.) from Goodwill Industries and other local donors for consolidation with similar equipment/supplies available from Mission Relief Services. MMI-Peru has multiple ongoing medical and physical therapy projects throughout this South American country.
February 13, 2019, 53’ Trailer Shipment, seal #0720070, Honduras via Baytown TX. Florence Mayerle of Adventure in Missions coordinated this shipment from the Mission Relief Services warehouse in Parkesburg PA to her associates in Baytown TX, for consolidation with other donations and further transfer to the organization’s ministries in Honduras. The shipment included two hospital beds, two freezers, a host of office furniture and accessories, a dental chair/stand, multiple medical accessories and two pallets of assorted medical-surgical supplies.
February 13, 2019, LTL (Less than Truckload) Shipment to Ringle Medical Supply. Two pallets of assorted medical-surgical supplies were transferred to Sal Panetta of Ringle Medical Supply in Schofield WI. Mr. Panetta distributes medical-surgical supplies to various needy organizations throughout Central America.
January 24, 2019, Container #MSCU 7238846, seal #0720069, Somalia. Global Med Partners, LLC coordinated this 40’ High Cube container shipment to the Himilo International Civic Development Agency, one of its partners in Mogadishu, Somalia. This valuable load of first-quality medical-surgical supplies will be primarily utilized by a women’s hospital in Mogadishu.
January 15, 2019, 24-foot Box Truck, Dominican Republic. This vehicle was loaded at the MRS Parkesburg PA warehouse with 6 stretchers, an infant incubator, 8 overbed tables, 15 assorted chairs and stools and some 200 boxes of medical-surgical supplies. Diogenes Molina of New York accepted these items for further shipment to his associates in the Dominican Republic.