We have officially hit the half way point in our donations for the medical supplies for this year's medical clinics in Cost Rica and Honduras. The target of $14,000 is still a ways off but donations come in everyday and I am beginning to get a bit hopeful we will make it! Medicines will be ordered this weekend so I am about to launch out on faith and order the full shipment of medicines, minus the over the counter medicines and supplies that all of our groups are (hopefully) collecting.
The medicines that will be going with us to Costa Rica will be carried down via suitcases. I will be sending out specific information concerning this in the next few days to the team. It has become apparent that US Postal, UPS, and FedEx are going to charge WAY too much for us to be able to ship directly to Costa Rica. Now we are waiting for the Minister of Health to give us our permits and letters to be able to bring the medicines in by suitcases.
Medicines going down to Honduras will be boxed, labeled, inventories, and shipped down to Honduras in our 40' container that is going to be loaded on Wednesday, May 16th. Bar unforeseen obstacles, this part of the medical shipment should be fairly easy. Tim Hines and Mark Connell will be in charge of getting the container out of port in Porta Cortez and trucking it to Honduras, but they have done this dozens of times and as long as we do our paper work right we will be good to go.
Contact me by email (firstname.lastname@example.org ) if you would like to make a donation to help pay for the medicines. Our medical teams are planning on seeing about 2,000 patients this summer and we could use all of the help we can get. All donations are tax deductible and 100% of your donation will be used for the medicines and the clinic supplies. When we say we are a non-profit, we mean it!
Thanks to all that have given, and I have to give a special shout out to my friends and high school classmates from Huntsville / Madison Academy, you guys are awesome! Take care and keep Torch Missions 2012 in your prayers, amazing things are going to happen this summer. Arise!