Local Samaritans send goods to the Philippines

Thanks to the cooperative efforts of five Kaua‘i groups, a container-load of medical supplies is bound for Vicente Soto Hospital in Cebu, the Philippines, said Bob Ray of the Rotary Club of Po‘ipu Beach.

Wilcox Hospital and Lihue Hospice donated the supplies, which included nearly a dozen examination tables, four gurneys, about 24 walkers, six wheelchairs, four newborn baby incubator Bilirubin Lights, and about 24 cartons of school books, Ray said. Mattresses for over 50 beds and miscellaneous items filled the remainder of the roll-on-roll-off container.

“The donations did not include the kitchen sink, but did include a bathtub grab bar,” he said.

A Tire Warehouse truck transported donations to the Wilcox Hospital parking lot, where the Rotary Club of Po‘ipu Beach and the Rotaract Chapter at Kaua‘i Community College provided the muscle, Ray said.

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