Saturday April 23rd saw over 20 volunteers show up to the warehouse to pack container #65 for El Salvador. Medical equipment and supplies were sent to Metapan and Saldana hospitals, Shalom Clinic and Cecilia’s ministry in Tutulepeque (Furniture for new home owners, bicycles for the bike repair shop, etc etc). The cost of shipping was covered from a private source as MEMO has no money in the bank (More about that later).
There is still lots to be done as we now begin to work on a Container for Nicaragua. The EFCCM (Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission) our parent organization, runs a project in rural Nicaragua to improve the bean crop for subsistence farmers. (It is being very successful). Wally Wiebe (and Rob Oudman), in charge of this project, realized that the nearby village had no medical facility. Some Alberta construction types came and built them a lovely 4 room medical clinic. See pictures below. They have turned to MEMO to equip it (Which is what we do). As well there is a 12 bed home for the aged nearby, in need of a lot of things-beds,linens, incontinence products, mobility aids etc etc. We are busy collecting and organizing this stuff now. As soon as we have money for shipping we will send this container.
The one issue we have is that there is no money for the Nicaragua shipping, so we will start trying to raise money for it across Canada. You can help by talking to your friends and associates about this need. We have brochures you can use as well. MEMO is an opportunity for them to donateto a Christian charity where every dollar they give goes to actually doing something, instead of paying for salaries for executive directors and fundraising employees.
Once again MEMO is blessed by having a terrific bunch of dedicated faithful volunteers who spend hundreds of hours at our warehouse preparing things for shipping. If $12,000 CDN can be raised we will be able to send this container. We need your help (again)!