Saturday, October 2, 2010
Congratulations to Rotary District 6110
Many people involved in the earthquake in Haiti suffered injuries to their limbs. An assessment is currently being made to determine the amount and need for prosthesis for amputees. Once the clinic is completed MSNI will determine how to move forward with providing prosthesis for Haitians. MSNI is teaming with Operation Hope with this effort.
The Rotary Club of Muskogee, Oklahoma has provided $8500 to the Haitian relief effort to fund phase II, prosthesis for amputees.
We are in contact with Rotarians in India who are technicians specializing in the area of prosthesis to assess the need. We may also train the Haitians to manufacture prosthesis. Larry is coordinating the effort to ensure there is no duplication. Muscogee has issued a challenge to other clubs to provide financial assistance.
In addition specialty wheelchairs have arrived at Port au Prince Haiti. MSNI has sent 100 wheelchairs. Fifty of the wheelchairs will go to the Hosean rehabilitation clinic compound and the other 50 will go to Mountain Top Ministries, another faith based organization that partnered with MSNI based 14 miles from Port au Prince.
Altogether MSNI’s response along with those who have partnered with MSNI have provided over a quarter of a million dollars worth of relief to Haiti. Thank you to all of the individuals and clubs who have provided financial assistance as well as equipment for this immediate need.
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