Trip Preparation Packing Continues

Packing continues for the medical trip leaving Wednesday March 21st. 19 people will be carrying a total of 38 hockey bags of medications and supplies into Haiti. Each bag weighs 50 pounds, so we’re bringing down nearly a ton of supplies!  This is in large part due to the generosity of the many organizations and people who have provided support to Forward in Health since the earthquake. Tomorrow, Saturday, the students from the Forward in Health student group will help finalize packing.  Currently our garage and entry room are filled with supplies and packed hockey bags.

Thanks today to John’s Sport Shop in Gardner for delivering “The Mother of All Hockey Bags” to carry down crutches.  Also special thanks go to Girl Scout Troop 30619 from Hubbardston for delivering supplies and cash.
Dr. Michael Gaudet from our board acquired $10,000 of testing supplies to diagnose Malaria and personally purchased additional tests to be used to detect Typhoid fever.

Finally Oakmont High School held a dance for Forward in Health and collected $369. This money is crucial as there is always a need to buy medications in Haiti or obtain labs/x-rays at the hospital.