As you know, our Club partnered with several other area Clubs to fill a shipping container with supplies for the Mano a Mano project. Check out the report below.
J a n u a r y 1 7 t h , 2 0 1 4Thank You! Thank You!
Mano a Mano International and Rotary Club 5950 loaded one large 40 foot container of medical & school supplies, equipment & tools to support our Bolivian counterpart organizations in their efforts to collaborate with rural, Bolivian communities on infrastructure projects!
THANK YOU FOR HELPING MANO A MANO SHIP 38,000 POUNDS OF DESPERATELY NEEDED MEDICAL SUPPLIES!
The supplies packed in the container included wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, hospital beds, linens, gloves, medical instruments & equipment, surgical supplies, airplane parts, wound care supplies, machine tools, school & office supplies, and more. These donations come from local hospitals, companies, schools, and individuals in the Twin Cities area. The value of the supplies packed in this container is worth close to $500,000! They were selected from our warehouse to ship in this container owing to requests Mano a Mano receives from their staff in Bolivia. The medical supplies will be distributed to 16 hospitals, 33 health centers, 72 Mano a Mano rural, public clinics, 12 jails, and 431 individuals.
Our shipments support our healthcare, education, agriculture, aviation, water provision, and road building programs in Bolivia. The container left the office on Tuesday, January 21st 2014 and was driven to New York. It goes by ocean freight through the Panama Canal to Chile and will arrive in Bolivia in March 2014. When it clears customs (another couple months), it’s contents will be distributed by Mano a Mano staff in Bolivia to the relevant Mano a Mano program and in turn, help us to reach farther into countryside. Mano a Mano’s projects touch over 1/4 of the rural population in Bolivia—that’s over 1 million rural residents!
THANK YOU FOR SERVING AS VOLUNTEERS
We are grateful for not just your dedication as volunteers, but also your financial commitment to Mano a Mano which will help us greatly in shipping these same containers!
YOU MADE A DIFFERENCE!
A FIRM SUPPORT AND PROTECTION SHIELD WAS BUILT BY THE ROTARY TEAM TO SAFELY SHIP A PROPELLOR FOR OUT AVIATION PROGRAM!
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