Rotary Club Sends Supplies to Uganda Through Medical Equipment Transport Service


Pictured are:Bruce Montgomery, Lloyd Horadan, Gordon Matthews, Linda Herdina , David Puckett, Clyde Taylor, Dick Hyer and Kenan Kern.
Pictured are:Bruce Montgomery, Lloyd Horadan, Gordon Matthews, Linda Herdina , David Puckett, Clyde Taylor, Dick Hyer and Kenan Kern.

METS, Medical Equipment Transport Service, has completed preparations of a container for shipment to Uganda, as well as donated a bloodmobile to Savannah Local David Puckett for his mission work in Mexico. The items were shipped on January 7. For more information on David and his mission work, please visit www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/cnn.heroes/archive/david.puckett.html

Rotary District 6920 has operated Medical Equipment Transport Service (METS) since 2003 in order to provide medical equipment and supplies to third world nations that do not have the financial resources to purchase the tools needed to provide adequate medical care for much of their population. Through the generosity of the Rotarians in District 6920 and participating medical facilities; avoidable deaths and suffering can in many cases be reduced and quality of life can be enhanced for those who need medical attention. This is accomplished by the shipment of containers filled with available medical equipment and supplies to those countries. The warehouse where all equipment and supplies are collected, sorted and packed is located at 2025 Old Louisville Road. Since its inception, METS has shipped 24 containers (40′) to deserving organizations in:Chile, Guatemala, Romania,Ghana,Uganda: American Foundation for Children with Aids, Dominican Republic, Peru, and Nigeria.

METS is a 501(c) 3 corporation and is therefore qualified to accept tax deductible contributions in the US. It is under the direction of a Board of Directors constituted primarily of current, past and future District Governors of Rotary District 6920.

Linda Herdina, Executive Director coordinates many generous volunteers who collect surplus operating room supplies and medical equipment; these volunteers also sort, count and record all of the supplies on scheduled "sort days".

For more information, please contact Joe Driggers, Public Relations Chair, Savannah Rotary East at 912- 596-6208 or savannahjoed@yahoo.com.


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