Thanks Mano a Mano Volunteers – April 2017
With a small staff, Mano a Mano depends on volunteers in everything that we do. Just over the past week, here are a few of the groups that have helped out:
- The Unity Church Community Outreach Mano a Mano Team held their monthly meeting at the Mano a Mano office on April 12, 2017
- HERO (Healthcare Equipment Recycling Organization) drove from Fargo to St. Paul to drop off medical supplies and equipment for Mano a Mano on April 12, 2017
- Boy Scouts Troop 91 sorted medical supplies at the Mano a Mano warehouse on April 11, 2017
- Professor Arjun Guneratne brought his students from Macalester College to sort medical supplies at the Mano a Mano warehouse on April 7, 2017
- Metro State’s Social Work Student Association hosted a book reading on April 11, 2017 with Mano a Mano co-founder Segundo Velasquez and La Familia: An International Love Story author Dr. Mary Martin
- Mano a Mano’s volunteer event planning committee met on April 11, 2017 to continue working on our upcoming event (Save the Date! Sunday, July 23rd will be our 8th annual event, and first ever to be held at Mano a Mano)
- Travelers that participated in our recent Beyond Sustainability trip to Bolivia in March are coming back to Minnesota excited to start working on some possibilities to help support Mano a Mano
- St. Thomas business students are helping out in the Mano a Mano office on a number of tasks as part of their learning through service course they are taking this semester
- Medical Educators for Latin America just wrapped up their 10th acute care course with our counterpart organization Mano a Mano Bolivia. A MELA team of 20 volunteers made the trip to Cochabamba for the tenth course on acute care given with our co-sponsor, Mano a Mano Bolivia, March 28-30. There were approximately 300 Bolivian doctors, nurses, and dentists attending the course.
These are just a few of the groups that have volunteered this week; there have been dozens of people that have also supported Mano a Mano with their time and skill as well. From Ray and Karen keeping the office and warehouse running smoothly, to Larry seeking out cheap laptops for Mano a Mano staff and volunteers, we are extremely grateful for everyone that keeps Mano a Mano going.