Rural/Metro Donates Ambulance to Haiti

By: WVLT Staff
By: WVLT Staff

Knoxville (WVLT) - Some much needed medical supplies are leaving East Tennessee for Haiti.

It's called the "Jimani Project" created by a group of physicians from Baptist Hospital of East Tennessee.

Monday, Rural/Metro donated an ambulance full of medical supplies to the group.

The supplies and the ambulance will be delivered to Haiti where folks don't receive the best of treatment.

One of the physicians says they're thrilled with Rural/Metro's large donation.

"It’s absolutely wonderful. We don't have a way to transport patients at all from the little villages back in. Critically injured patient or even a patient who is very, very ill we just don't have a way to get there,” says Cardiologist Dr. Clint Dorion from the Jamani Project.

Besides the donation of medical supplies and the ambulance, some athletic equipment was also donated to a Haitian orphanage.

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  • by Fritz Location: Miami FL on Jun 19, 2007 at 08:02 PM
    very well done guys ,and I congradulate you all,keep up the good work,and God bless you all.
  • by Diana Location: Port au Prince, Haiti on Jun 19, 2007 at 07:37 PM
    As a native of Knoxville, I am truly encouraged by this effort from "home folks" to assist my adopted country of Haiti. I have been living in Haiti since 1992, serving with an evangelical mission.


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