Posted by Vicki Lewis

The Rappahannock-Fredericksburg club sent a team of Rotarians to El Progreso, Honduras earlier this year to build a Habitat for Humanity house.  Member Dietmar Weslin stayed in the home of Dr. Nardelio, a member of the El Progreso Rotary Club.  While there,  Dr. Nardelio shared with Dietmar their hospital's need for a medical ventilator.  Dr. Nardelio estimated that between 35 and 40 lives could be saved annually by having this device.  Thanks to Mary Washington Hospital's generosity, Dietmar, along with member Fred Rankin, secured a donated ventilator.  Club member Tom Carlson, team leader for the mission trip, shipped the ventilator to Dr. Nardelio on the 18th of July.

Our relationship with the El Progreso RC is long standing.  For more information on it, please see this article on our club's website
Again, thanks Mary Washington Hospital.  Our caring community and members of our club allow us to fulfill the tenets of the Four Way Test each and every day.
 
 
 
Sponsors