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A note of thanks from the Rotary Club of Roatan for our donation of masks, gloves, disinfectant and other supplies. The items were remaining from our dental mission to Honduras in 2019--we were storing supplies in Roatan for future dental mission work.
Dear Rotary Friends from Denver Cherry Creek Colorado: I want to thank you again for your donation of PPE from your dental brigade to the people of Honduras. The timing of your donation was incredible. Our public health department had just run out of gloves and all PPE is in short supply. Your donation was delivered directly to Dr. Jayleen Coleman, director of the Bay Islands Health Department. The donation will be used in our Covid-19 Treatment Center, a 30-bed public treatment facility that was created on the island of Roatan.
Toothaches are not just a pain, they keep kids out of school and negatively impact nutrition, which can hold a person back for a lifetime. For over 20 years, our club has sent a team of dentists to remote villages to provide dental care to kids who may have never seen a dentist before (and may never see one again). Dentists from Rotary Clubs across the country, as well as non-Rotarian dentists, coordinate with local Rotary Clubs in Central and South America to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars of free dental care every year, but what they bring home is valuable, too - a deeper understanding of another culture and memories of smiling kids and grateful parents. Please enjoy a few informative slides about the trip to Honduras this last September.