In September, while Dr. Darwin was in the US, we had occasion to tour the FAME (www.fameworld.org) warehouse again, looking at what they already have on hand that we could use in Honduras at the clinic for a year, or more, depending on whether supplies or equipment. For us, it was a little like Christmas shopping when you were a kid.
So, working with FAME, we are now looking to send a container full of supplies in the spring of 2019!
This is where you come in!
Although FAME has access to so many resources that we need, what they don't have, and what we also need to put on the container is the following:
1. Medicines (ibuprofen, acetaminophen, non-gummy children's vitamins, adult vitamins, prenatal vitamins)
2. Creams (anti fungal, anti itch, antibiotic)
3. Soaps, sanitizing gels
4. Hygiene items (travel sized shampoos, soaps, lotions)
You can help us fill this container! FAME has limited to no access to these types of items that we use absolutely every day in the clinic, and to some extent especially for the hygiene items, in rural areas when we go with groups.
From their warehouse, we will be able to fill quite a bit of the container's space, but there will still be plenty of room for sure for as many of these supplies as we can gather, especially since they can all be squeezed in and around other bigger items and such.
***The key for medicines and creams is that the expiration date needs to be at least June 2019, but the later the better for us to stretch the use of everything as long as possible.***
We have several months to prepare You can email, text, messenger, smoke signal or otherwise get in touch with us about how to get these items to FAME, or how we can pick them up for you and thank you in person, and then get them to FAME in time as well.
You can also donate funds to the ministry if you like, and we will scour and find the best prices to buy these things in bulk and put as much of them on the container as possible! You can do that here
This type of container we have done before, and they have been huge for moving the clinic, and work overall, forward. We are looking to be as strategic as possible with this container, to take advantage of FAME's huge offer of shipping this container, and getting as many things we need on it as possible. We don't want to waste any space if possible.
Please help us spread the word...everyone can help out on this, from one bottle of ibuprofen, to a case, to a pallet!
Also, if you know of good used or new equipment that you think the clinic or general mission could use, please let us know that as well. And pray...for how all of this will come together and be used to glorify God!
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