Shipment of Aid to Ivory Coast, Africa

Sea Container of Supplies for Ivory Coast

 

 

 


Medical Missionaries partnered with Birthright Ivory Coast in October 2011 to send a sea container of medical supplies, clothing, toys, and household supplies to the poor in Ivory Coast, Africa.









Some of the supplies had been collected by Birthright Ivory Coast, some were from the Medical Missionaries' warehouse in Bristow, VA.  All the supplies were loaded into the sea container at the Medical Missionaries' warehouse.







In the early stages, the sea container seemed so large that it would be impossible to fill.









But there were lots of supplies from many sources.  Many hands moved the supplies very efficiently.







Medical Missionaries is very grateful to the young and not-so-young volunteers who make it possible to send these supplies to the poor throughout the world.









Two of the hardest workers were Chantal Doue, president of Birthrigh Ivory Coast, and Dr. Gilbert Irwin, president of Medical Missionaries (shown), who actively participated in all aspects of the move.







For three hours, volunteers worked to retrieve supplies from various storage locations and prepare them for packing in the sea container









Just as one truck was unloaded, there was another truck filled with more supplies for the people of the Ivory Coast.







Infant cribs, commodes, canes, walkers, medical equipment for clinics, and much more was carefully packed into the sea container.









Mattresses had to be retrieved from the upper floor of the barn that serves as the center of the Medical Missionaries' warehouse.







Medicines, pads, and gauze were fit under and inside the cribs, still leaving enough room for the mattresses and other housing supplies, as well as additional medical equipment.


The sea container is brought by ground from the Medical Missionaries' warehouse to the port in Baltimore and from there to Ivory Coast by ship.  The total journey will take at least two months.

  You Can Help Medical Missionaries: Donate now to support our clinic or health related projects;  Form a Medical Missionaries Chapter in your area;  Volunteer to help in the U.S. or abroad.

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!chapter.gif volunteer.gif
 

Medical Missionaries' partners in improving health

 
 
Project Hope
 
 
 

Feed My Starving Children

 Meds & Food for Kids

 Project Hope

 Catholic Medical
Mission Board

 Klorfasil

 Vitamin Angels  


©2017  Medical Missionaries, 9590 Surveyor Ct., Manassas, VA 20110, (703) 335-1800.   A 501(c)(3) corporation.