Devastating Fire Destroys IMR Medical Supplies in Haiti
It is with great sadness that I report to you that on the afternoon of May 3, 2012 a devastating fire broke out in the workshop next door to the container where International Medical Relief stores our medical and dental supplies that teams use on our humanitarian trips to Haiti. Although we are fortunate that no one was hurt, IMR lost all of our medications, community education materials, would care supplies, clinic equipment including a full dental surgical kit, dental supplies, laboratory and ER supplies, diagnostic equipment and surgical equipment. We have now estimated the damages to be in excess of $200,000. These supplies were brought down by teams since the earthquake and were set to be used to continue our work of providing free medical and dental care to those most severely impacted by the disaster, most of which are still living in squalor in displaced persons camps throughout the country. There is no way to recover our damages.
Although this is certainly a setback, we do not intend to let this tragedy stop the good work being done by our volunteers in Haiti. We are working hard to get the supplies for our future teams, three more of which are planned this year. We could use your help. IMR has a team returning in June, with all of the supplies being destroyed in the fire we urgently need to restock our pharmacy and purchase all new equipment. Together, we can make the difference that is needed. No amount is too small – every dollar adds up, and all amounts are 100% tax deductible in the United States.
Thank you for your consideration. I hope you will find the desire to help “the least of these” in our world in your own way. If you are able to help with monetary or supplies donations they can be sent to IMR at 1151 Eagle Drive, Suite 457, Loveland, CO 80537. Donate Here »
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