The September Medical Team is at the clinic currently, and we received a sweet message from volunteer Peggy Gentes today:
“Before we left to travel to Haiti, the FOTCOH September Team was very fortunate to receive eight five hand-sewn dresses donated from the Sewing Ministry Annunciation Catholic Church in Elma, New York. These dresses were graciously accepted and worn by patients seen at the clinic during our first week here. Their smiles showed the happiness that was the product of this gracious gift. Thank you to this sewing ministry who have warmed the hearts of us and those who we were able to share them with. We are also very grateful for the flip-flops that were donated form this organization for our patients that were greatly needed!”
Thank you from FOTCOH to the sewing ministry and Peggy Gentes for the update!
How can you get involved in helping children and adults in Haiti?
You can help us provide life-saving support to the Haitian population in and around our medical clinic in a few different ways.
One way is by becoming a volunteer. Volunteer teams from the U.S. travel to Haiti to provide support for the most impoverished people in Haiti, who otherwise would have no access to medical care or wellness education of any kind. Team volunteers work side-by-side with experienced FOTCOH personnel, treating people who otherwise will go without any medical attention. All volunteers return home with a sense of experience and satisfaction unmatched in other endeavors.
Another way is by donating to FOTCOH. FOTCOH provides life-saving support to over 15,000 Haitian patients every year. We bring doctors, nurses, EMTs, pharmacists and non-medical volunteers to our clinic to triage injuries, treat illness, offer prenatal care, perform major surgery, and offer nutritional support. We also teach WASH (water, sanitation, and hygiene) practices to educate the Haitian population about the importance of handwashing and clean water use. In doing so, we create economic opportunity by training and employing a Haitian staff. Funds go to purchasing medications, surgical supplies, and supporting our Medika Mamba program for malnourished Haitian children.
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