2017 Activity Summary

“Give sacrificially as God your father has done”

Mission Relief Services is always expanding our operations. In February 2016 we moved our warehouse operations a few miles west to the former Medical Ministry International (MMI) warehouse on Rte 372 in Parkesburg. This facility under the leadership of Matt Bonk is designed to produce and expedite our specialized cargoes of medical humanitarian aid to mission projects.  The results have been amazing:  in 2016, we shipped out a total of 19 40’ High Cube ocean containers, two 53’ trailers and an 18’ box truck.  Last year (2017) we shipped out a total of 17 containers and three 26’ box trucks.  These shipments went to many developing countries around the world, including:  Benin, Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, the Dominican Republic, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Haiti, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Honduras, and Sierra Leone.

We are also grateful for all the hospitals, and our other product donors for their constant and growing participation in our outreach. The quality of materials that we ship continues to create a demand out in the field, as people and groups develop projects for their homelands.

Container Shipped to Ghana, Africa

December 14, 2017, container #ACLU 9783930, seal # 0720058, Ghana, Africa.  This container was the second one this year coordinated by Dr. Kwaku Amexo of the Brandywine Hospital.  Dr. Amexo has established a close working relationship with the Minister of Health of Ghana, who is helping to clear the contents of the container through Ghanaian Customs and on to various hospitals throughout the country.  This shipment included a Ritter autoclave, 18 manual hospital beds/mattresses, a Hill-Rom Affinity maternity bed, bassinets, glider-rocker chairs and a large assortment of other valuable medical-surgical equipment and supplies.

Container Shipped to Gambia, Africa

December 11, 2017, container #CMAU 4272974, seal #0720056, Gambia, Africa.  This container was coordinated by Lynn McConville, the Executive Director of Power Up Gambia, for the Sulayman Junkung Hospital and its satellite clinics in Gambia.  The contents included two 3,500-lb Aquion Energy aqueous hybrid ion deep cycle batteries and five 1,140-foot spools of electrical wire provided by Power Up Gambia to outfit the hospital with solar power.  Also loaded into the container was a donated Dodge Caravan minivan for the hospital.  Of course, MRS supplied a plethora of urgently-needed hospital beds, mattresses, patient monitors and other medical-surgical equipment and supplies as well.

Container Shipped to Dominican Republic

November 29, 2017, 40’ Container #SMLU 5461580, Seal # A055663, Dominican Republic.  This container was arranged by Dogenes Molina for Jose A. Gomez Luciano of MEDISAN S.R.L. in Santiago, Republica Dominicana.  The load consisted of 14 hospital beds, 7 stretchers, 2 mobile examination tables, a mobile ultrasound table and a plethora of other medical-surgical equipment and supplies … all urgently needed by various hospitals in the Dominican Republic.

Container Shipped to Dominican Republic

November 16, 2017, 26’ Box Truck, Dominican Republic.  A 26’ box truck was loaded at the MRS Parkesburg PA warehouse with 13 stretchers, 3 hospital beds, 12 hospital bed mattresses, 4 patient vital signs monitors, an X-ray machine, a procedure chair, and a variety of other medical-surgical supplies and equipment.  These items were being consolidated by Ambiorix Gomez, the Gerente General (General Manager) of MEDISAN S.R.L. in Santiago, Republica Dominicana for further shipment to various hospitals in the Dominican Republic.

Container Shipped to Sierra Leone, Africa

October 19, 2017, container #TCLU 6594320, seal #0720055, Sierra Leone, Africa.  This second container load of assorted medical-surgical supplies and personal care equipment – following two days after the first – was coordinated by Osman Conteh.

Container Shipped to Sierra Leone, Africa

October 17, 2017, container #CMAU 5332070, seal #0720054, Sierra Leone, Africa.  Osman Conteh coordinated this container load of hospital linen and medical-surgical supplies which was destined for his associates in the West African country of Sierra Leone.

Container Shipped to Ghana, Africa

October 2, 2017, container #TCNU 3632634, seal #0720053, Ghana, Africa.  This was the second container this year that Dr. Prince Ofosu-Mensah of Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc., coordinated for his compatriots in the Central Region of Ghana.  Most of the space was taken up by some 21 hospital beds, 6 stretchers, 25 bed mattresses 2 oxygen concentrators and 3 mobile recliner chairs.  However, the void spaces in the container were filled with a variety of smaller equipment, medical-surgical supplies and linen.