Wisconsin Nicaragua Partnership
The C.U. Saloon in Appleton is sponsoring a Finish the Pharmacy Fundraiser
For the entire month, the full price of any drink featuring Flor de Caña (a Nicaraguan Rum) will be donated to finish the pharmacy building at the Brazos de Amor school in Managua, Nicaragua!
Event Kickoff April 18th
With Guest Bartender Mayor Tim Hanna
C.U. Saloon 409 W. College Ave.
Downtown Appleton 8pm – close
Tuesday – Saturday
Owner and Host: George M. Schroeder
Amazing W/NP Volunteer, Dr. Arthur Angove....80 and still going strong volunteering in Nicaragua!! In the 1970's and 1980's he did volunteer surgeries in Jinotega, and was President of Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners. Last week the Medical Mission Team he was with saw 720 patients from the area. Photo below is at the clinic in La Esmeralda between Matagalpa and Jinotega.
The March 20 Packing Day went well, although a little chilly, it was certainly warmer than the previous one, and the sunshine helped tremendously to make a very productive day! The quantity of items to sort and pack was pretty amazing, and 8-9 hours later, a pathway was cleared making a very welcome sight to see to say the least.
Special thanks to the W/NP volunteers who joined in the days activities and made a huge difference: Tom O, Linda W, Rob W, Bob B, Mary V, Sara B, Lynn L, Jim K., Milo H, Steve M, Jim T., Erling I, Ann I, Dino T, Brad M and Joanne S.
Especially important is being sensitive to the recipients about what is being shipped, and to the needs in Nicaragua. It takes time and energy to sort out and pack what can and cannot be sent, so we really appreciate whatever sorting/packing can be done prior to items arriving at the warehouse. Here is a link to an interesting article we want to take note of and be sure we are sending ONLY what is needed and can be of good use:http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/medical-equipment-donated-developing-nations-junk-heap/
We are very, very grateful to the many individuals, companies, businesses, hospitals, fire departments, schools, groups and organizations that keep W/NP in mind when they share items that can help support the programs and activities in Nicaragua.
You will notice a few pics of the forklift breakdown, thanks to Jim K, Bob B, Milo H and Tom O, they got it up and running to finish the day!! IF SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE ON A CHALLENGE, WE REALLY, REALLY COULD USE AN UPDATED FORKLIFT.
Thanks again everyone, and see you next month, we may try to switch the Packing Day to Saturday for the month of April, so stay tuned!
Special thanks Susan Tucknott and the students at Oak Creek High School for making these beautiful books that will be hand carried down to Nicaragua this week and added to the lending library collections of books for check-out. We sure appreciate the time, care and effort that went into making these wonderful books!
To view the presentation, click here.
Service with a smile...(even though their faces are numb - this was the same day schools were closed in WI due to extreme cold subzero temperatures). Special thanks to Spee-Dee Delivery service for "hand" unloading the pallet of 24 boxes destined for Nicaragua!