January 18, 2006

East Tennessee > Remote Area Medical Going to New Orleans February 5-12

Knoxville's Remote Area Medical is going to New Orleans to provide relief services. Never heard of RAM? Here's the description from their Web site: "Remote Area Medical is a publicly supported all volunteer 501 (C) (3) charitable organization with no paid employees. Volunteer doctors, nurses, pilots, veterinarians and support workers participate in expeditions (at their own expense) in some of the world's most exciting places. Medical supplies, medicines, facilities and vehicles are donated."

Here's the information for the New Orleans expedition.

FEBRUARY 5-12 2006

DENTAL, VISION, GENERAL MEDICAL AND VETERINARY SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FREE FOR KATRINA VICTIMS.

NEEDED ARE VOLUNTEER DENTISTS, EYE SPECIALISTS, MEDICAL DOCTORS, NURSES, TECHNICIANS, PHARMACISTS, LAB WORKERS, VETERINARIANS, AIRPLANE OWNER/PILOTS, FOOD SERVICE SUPPLIERS, TRUCK OWNER/DRIVERS, PHARMACEUTICAL SUPPLIERS, AND SUPPORT WORKERS.

PLAN TO TAKE A HUMANITARIAN STYLE "VACATION". BRING YOUR SLEEPING BAG AND BE PREPARED TO ROUGH IT FOR A WEEK IN SERVICE TO THOSE WHO LOST EVERYTHING.

RAM's founder and director is Stan Brock, formerly of Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. Stan and RAM do amazing work, and can operate entirely on private donations and volunteers because they inspire people with their good works. I can't volunteer a week's time in New Orleans, so I've sent them a donation to help with next month's relief effort.

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Two pediatricians from our church went to New Orleans last year just after the disaster as part of RAM. (Brock and his people provide a wonderful service to the Appalachian community, as well as the nation in general) They are trying to decide whether to join this second effort, but it looks like their practice needs are too great. Incidentally, they are married and went one week apart, communicating by cell phone and email. The stories they told to our church a couple weeks ago were amazing.

Incidentally, the lady pediatrician had just had a baby 9 months prior. Incidentally, they had 3 kids living with them at the time.

Amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it :)

Posted by: Barry at January 18, 2006
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