Quota International of Monrovia-Duarte
Quota International of Monrovia-Duarte members are pleased to announce their joint venture with the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs in Duarte, CA to obtain and ship a fully- equipped ambulance to the Central American country of El Salvador. Member Reyna Diaz (QIMD vice-president) spearheaded the effort to obtain the vehicle as a donation. In California, emergency service vehicles must be retired after a certain number of miles. This vehicle, in excellent condition, was donated for service to a hospital in El Salvador which will deal primarily with serving pregnant women on the way to the hospital and their newborn babies first rides home after birth. El Salvador has many needy families who will be helped by the use of this vehicle. Officials from a company there came to Monrovia to arrange for shipping the vehicle. Reyna Diaz and Margaret Finlay, mayor of Duarte, will also travel to El Salvador to observe the process. Monrovia-Duarte members contributed the money to make a major purchase of blankets for stocking the vehicle, and to be used as "baby's first blanket" in the hospital as such items are in short supply in that country. Pictured here are members of QI of Monrovia-Duarte gathered at a recent meeting to see "their" ambulance before it's shipped to El Salvador to help needy families.
March 30, 2012