Volunteers go the extra mile

Left to right: Tim Abramides, John-the-driver, Jon Walters, Jim Trautman and John Reed.

We are posting to broadcast our heartfelt thanks to the efforts of our Wednesday volunteers who stayed on an extra three hours (after their normal 9-3 day) to load a 40’ container to Guatemala. We also appreciate that the driver lent a hand. Often, a scheduled container loading does not go according to schedule. We are very blessed when those who volunteer to load stay on and go the extra mile!

This container is destined for the Vine International Bodega in Guatemala city (managed by Dennis and Cindy McCutcheon) and Hospital Shalom in the Petán region (a project headed by Tim Spurrier). Thanks also to Vine International financial donor Carol Cruze, who covered the cost of shipping life-changing humanitarian equipment to those in need.

We also want to give a huge shout out for the large donations of wheelchairs, walking aids and other medical equipment that came just in the nick of time for our volunteers to recondition for this shipment. Many thanks to equipment donors MedWish and Little Sisters of the Poor, both in Cleveland.

Persons with disabilities in Guatemala will be transformed by mobility and a tangible demonstration of the love of Jesus for all mankind.