In spite of the many struggles to move donations through customs, VIDA remains fully committed to this impoverished country that has now receded into the background after the tragic earthquake. The problems and struggles remain overwhelming.
VIDA is continuing to send additional aid to our project in Cayes Jacmel which is still reeling from the effects of the devastating earthquake. A group of physicians led by Dr. Magloir continues to visit Haiti twice a year, bringing with them donated supplies and equipment from VIDA. Thanks to the generosity of so many, thousands of impoverished Haitians have received care. Most recently, the group carried 25 suitcases of expensive respiratory supplies and equipment along with patient care materials. The value of the materials was in excess of $100,000. These type of shipments will continue six times a year due to your support.
We are also pleased to announce that are earlier ocean container sponsored by Otis McAllister, Inc. carrying $250,000 in aid has cleared customs and is in transit to St. Damien's Pediatric Hospital. We look forward to sharing more information on this shipment in the next report.
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