Megan Stanford Clark
CORNER OF LOVE MINISTRIES wrote -This trip is open to volunteers from Enumclaw, WA and environs and is led by an annual group that welcomes anyone from communities, civic groups, and churches in the South – Plateau area, such as Puyallup, Bonney Lake, Sumner, Auburn, Black Diamond, etc. Additionally, if you are connected to anyone coming on this week you may apply. We expect “The Team of Servants” Week 1 to have about 40-60 participants, including many Rotary members, and all are welcome. Spread the word! As part of this team, you’ll experience a week filled with life-changing service to impoverished Nicaraguans in Northern villages near San Ramon, Matagalpa. We’ll carry out four medical-dental clinics in rural, mountainous communities where families survive on less than $1 U.S. per day and most lack basic needs like clothing, potable water, and medicine. Each day we’ll pack our supplies, load them onto trucks and buses, and venture out to set up mobile clinics that offer stations like height and weight, visual acuity, general medicine, dental care, pharmacy, clothing, prayer station, and more. One day of clinic will also be held at our own facility, Plaza de Bondad on La Lima River (one kilometer from our Quinta). As always, we do NOT only need healthcare professionals, we also need general volunteers who are willing to help count pills and vitamins, organize the pharmacy, sort shoes and donations, and run the clinics. We have many jobs like filling goodie bags, sorting charts, separating toiletries, etc. that do not require healthcare knowledge. Of course there is a huge need for doctors, dentists, and nurses, too!