In addition to the container activity listed below, Mission Relief Services was able to help out several groups with medical supplies and equipment for their projects. These groups included The Central American Relief Efforts, Lancaster, PA. Serving at the Crossroads, West Chester, PA. Nana Super Computer, Philadelphia (Burkina Faso. Africa), Amigos de Jesus, Malvern, PA. (Honduras orphanage) Brandywine Polo Club, Liberian Aid Groups, Philadelphia, PA, Global Medical Brigades, Seattle, WA, The CYWA Coatesville women and children’s shelter, The Pardada Pardadi School in India, Love Works Furniture Ministry, Norristown, PA and many others.
1/30/13- #ECMU 413436. In December 2012 Mission Relief Services was given an award the by the Haitian Coalition of Philadelphia for our years of service of humanitarian aid to Haiti. In January this group sponsored a container to Cameroon Africa and the Pinyin Sub-divisional Hospital in the Lattoral region. This was our second container to Cameroon in as many months, and it served a large region in this African country. We hope to ship to Haiti in November for the Haitian coalition and the hospital in Jacmel. Miracles never cease, as who would expect Haitians helping out Africans?
3/5/13- #HJCU 1583440. This container was shipped to a very large NGO in Nigeria that serves widows, orphans, and the elderly. The Social Welfare for Widows, The Needy and Unemployed (SOWWNU) is based in Abuja Nigeria, and our container of support focused on institutional supplies, general clinical, linens and hospital materials. We shipped this container on behalf of Strategic Groups of Largo Maryland and Sylvester O’Kere is the founder of this African American outreach.
5/29/13- #CARU9760867. Food for the Hungry of Abbotsford British Columbia sponsored this container of mattresses for their refugee projects in Uganda. This spring we made four trips upstate to the Geisinger Hospital Campus in Danville, PA and collected over 200 mattresses from this giant facility. The container was completely filled with mattresses and the cost to send these items to Uganda was $ 9,000. They would like to receive more mattresses from us for their refugees, so it is back on the road upstate, as Geisinger has more and we have a home for them in Africa.
6/1/13- #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.
6/27/13- #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.
9/21/13- Balla Sossoko from Mali, Africa picked up a 24’ truck load of equipment for Mali from our Coatesville warehouse, and returned to New York where he added computers for a container project.
10/16/13- Serving at the Crossroads shipped a container out of Riddle Village, Media and we provided materials for Honduras.