MANY Hands Make the Work Light
Tessa Nelson on 10/02/2017
Rev. James Stolenberg from North Carolina contacted Orphan Grain Train in April about sending goods to a medical mission in Ghana. His mother was a Registered Nurse and he desired funds from his mother’s estate to be used for this purpose. Needs were identified and plans made to purchase a used ambulance that would fit inside of a shipping container to send along with other medical equipment and clinic supplies. In August a used ambulance was located in California and purchased with estate funds and delivered to Norfolk. Orphan Grain Train had the vehicle mechanically tested with new batteries and repairs made to assure its reliability when it arrives in Ghana. The Norfolk Fire Division rescue personnel donated their time to check the emergency equipment and donated a like new stretcher and supplies to fill the squad. On Thursday, September 27th this ambulance and equipment was loaded into the shipping container to begin its journey to Ghana. It was a tight fit and thanks to Norfolk High School Alternative students, engineering skills, and muscles from our warehouse staff and volunteers it was loaded. A special thank you to all involved in this shipment.