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Haiti Earthquake Victims Remembered

Haiti Earthquake Victims Remembered by St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital

(l-r) Mary Ann Arce, Linda Young, Diane
Quier  celebrate the over $400 raised
towards the purchase of a ShelterBox
and  the canes, crutches, and walkers
that were donated for victims of the
earthquake in Haiti.

Quakertown (6/3/2010) - St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital staff recognize the relief efforts still needed in Haiti. In an attempt to provide necessary shelter, medical equipment and school supplies, the staff and community came to the rescue. Gently used canes, crutches and walkers were collected to aid the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

In total, the community members and hospital staff donated 100 pairs of crutches, 45 walkers and over 25 canes. Supplies were sent earlier in this month to Haiti. St. Luke's would like to thank Stauffer Glove & Safety for their generous donation and assistance in packaging the medical equipment and Tents For Haiti Project for ensuring a safe delivery of the donated goods.

In addition to the $56 raised for school supplies by Rotary District 7430, the hospital staff also contributed $400 to the Rotary Club of Saucon to help purchase a ShelterBox for victims of the earthquake. Each ShelterBox will supply an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contribution will go towards the $1,000 needed to purchase the ShelterBox.

St. Luke's Quakertown Hospital is still accepting monetary donations for the ShelterBox relief efforts. Please contact Linda Young, Vice President Patient Services at SLQH and Secretary for Rotary Club of Saucon at 215-538-4550.

Please visit shelterboxusa.com for additional information.