“While we were there we held town hall meetings with local health centers, hospitals, the schools. People came out and gave us ideas on what they could use and what they needed. The hospital gave us an 11-page document of equipment that they wanted. We call it the Uganda Project. We are collecting high school classic literature books, clothes and linens for the people there and to line the inside of the container. I want to send rubber gloves, slides for microscopes, Braille machines, old microscopes. It would be great if we could get an Isolette (incubator) or a centrifuge, any sort of lab equipment.”
How she got involved: “I’ve always wanted to do a mission trip,” she said. “But when the team from our chapter came back and did a presentation, I was just enamored. … I thought it would be an amazing opportunity and experience. Doing all the town hall meetings and seeing they were 100 years behind us was more fuel to the fire and I wanted to do more. Out of that came ‘Let’s do a medical container.’” CLICK HERE to read full article.
Credit to the Chicago Tribune: October 14, 2009 | By Helene Van Sickle