Last Minute Preparations Underway for Mission of Hope to Panamá 2007

By: Alex Zequeira Email
By: Alex Zequeira Email

Doctors, nurses and volunteers from the wiregrass are making last minute preparations before heading off on a mission trip to help the Gnobe Indians of Panamá.

The group travels to panama every year to lend medical aide to the Gnobe's.

Last year they also began construction of a fresh water pipe project to provide clean drinking water to the tribe.

This year they plan to expand that project, build a house for the Gnobe teacher, and build a retaining tank to help the tribe store water during the dry season.

"The vast majority of their diseases come from contaminated drinking water which gives them stomach worms and intestinal parasites... and Rotary International has given us a $20,000 grant to complete the water project,” said cancer specialist, Dr. Steve Stokes.

The group will leave for panama on Saturday at 9 AM.

Look for daily blogs and pictures from the trip on www.wtvynews4.com beginning next week.


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  • by Lori Location: Dothan on Jul 25, 2007 at 08:14 AM
    Good luck team members and God bless you on the trip. Until we give to others and serve them, that is when our life is truly blessed. Be safe and enjoy!!
  • by Anonymous Location: Daleville on Jul 25, 2007 at 04:33 AM
    Wat a wonderful display of compassion for our fellow man. Now that we've taken care of all the children in America this is the right thing to do.
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