AIRLIFTING OF MEDICAL SUPPLIES TO HAITI
You have watched on television the devastation brought by the 7.0 earthquake magnitude that hit the city of Port-au-Prince, Haiti on January 12, 2010. To date, more than 150,000 have died from this calamity. Material and financial aids have been pouring to the country since then.
The Southwest Medical Aid/The 3000 Club office/ warehouse in Tucson, which handles the donated medical supplies and equipment, was given the opportunity to respond on this occasion. Nearly 12,000 pounds of medical supplies and equipment, valued at more than $420,000 have been flown into Haiti through our collaboration with Operation Blessings International. Originally, the supplies was supposed to be taken to a hospital in Dominican Republic, where earthquake victims are taken for treatment, since air traffic is so restricted in Haiti. However, as Jan Izlar is saying, "miracles do happen" and the plane carrying the supplies was able to land directly in Port-au-Prince. Also included in the shipment were pallets of Gatorade and water. We thank our Director, Jan Izlar for coordinating the shipment and also our tireless volunteers which included Patty Figueroa who have taken several photos of this humanitarian action.
VOLUNTEERING AT BORDERLAND FOOD BANK
On Saturday, January 23, the President of the Phoenix Phil-Am Lions Club, Emma Rosales and 13 of the Club members have driven the three-hour drive and volunteered at the Borderland Food Bank in Nogales, Arizona. The group initially dropped by at the SMA/The 3000 Club office/warehouse in Tucson and was joined by three other volunteers led by Patty Figueroa.
The group was greeted by BFB's Executive Director, Yolanda Soto and her staff and was given a tour of the facility. The volunteers sorted and repacked produce consisting of cucumbers, zucchini, squash, honeydew melons, watermelon, tomatoes and eggplants. Lunch was served after which the volunteers loaded their respective trunks with produce which were given to a church in Phoenix and also to Casia Maria in Tucson, a community project that helps feed those in need of meals, shelter and clothing.
The next volunteering day is scheduled on Saturday, February 20, 2010. Please email Ethel@the3000club.org if you or your group are interested in volunteering.
The 3000 Club Surprise Group - Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The group meets every 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month from 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. at Holiday Inn Express, located at 16540 N. Bullard Avenue, Surprise, AZ 85374.
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A can of canned goods, coupons or $1 is encouraged to benefit the Valley View Food Bank.
Contact persons: Ethel Luzario, (602) 549-1011 and Robert Pasley (623) 975-5540