Students at Charles P. Allen High School have raised $11,000.00 during the past two years to build a school in the remote mountain community of Terre Sel on the island of La Gonave, Haiti.
The island of La Gonave is just a short distance from Port-au-Prince and now many people are fleeing the devastation of the earthquake to receive medical care at this little hospital.
The school now sees a possibility to expand its efforts to support the medical interventions needed there.
Valerie Lewis, a family physician, and Jeff Lewis, principal at CP Allen High School, came to know the people of this island while they worked at the hospital for three years from 1988–1991–she a physician and he a teacher and administrator for the hospital.
At that time, Haiti was a difficult place to provide medical care due to geography and limited human and material resources.
Today, the situation is beyond desperate.
The hospital has been flooded with wounded from Port-au-Prince and is in need of any help that can be sent their way.
Through their contacts at the hospital, Valerie is helping to organize a shipment of medical supplies with a commercial container to be shipped as soon as possible.
This container will accompany a team of medical professionals in the next week or two. They will be flying out on a military transport flight in the near future.
If you are in a position to donate any of the medical supplies listed below in any amount, you can drop them at any of the two locations listed below.
If you want to make a financial donation to assist with costs they can provide a tax-deductible receipt for donations over $100.00 through the Halifax Regional School Board.
Geriatrics in Motion clinic, Drummond Hall
65 Prestwick Close, Suite 100,
Halifax (Clayton Park)
c/o Valerie Lewis
or call Valerie at 429-2722.
Charles P. Allen High School
670 Rocky Lake Dr.,
Or email Jeff at email@example.com or call at 832-8964, EXT. 7.
-Antibiotics p.o. (tons of keflex, dicloxacillin, some bactrim, cipro, doxycycline)
-Antibiotics i.v. (ampiciliin, Rocephin)
-Needles and syringes
-IV’s and tubing
-Lactated Ringer’s and normal saline
-Bandages and gauze
-Casting/splinting material, more bandages to hold it on
-Pain medication for adults and children
-Gloves–sterile and non
-Whatever else you can get for cleansing wounds