I recently received from a friend, Deb, this great news about US troops at CSC Scania (that's Convoy Support Center) south of Baghdad who are volunteering their time to run a clinic for Iraqis in need of medical care. These aren't people who were sent to Iraq as medical providers. Their official duty is to refuel trucks and keep them running on the convoy line running north and south through Mesopotamia. They treat up to 80 patients a day, many of them burned children. They report that they are seeing the same burns I saw so commonly: scald and oil spil burns from uncovered cooking sources in the home. They rely on donated service hours and donated supplies. If ever anyone needed a reason to be proud of our military, look no further than these troops.
Here's a video on YouTube:
and from CBS:
Here is the information provided for those who want to help:
Items needed are:
Medihoney antibacterial cream
Xeroform petroleum dressings
Tylenol/paracetemol (Infant,Child and Adult)
Motrin/Ibuprofen (Infant,Child and Adult)
IV line sets
Benadryl (Child and Adult)
Additional items needed are:
Crayons and Coloring Books
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH OR CHECKS
Mail your donations to:
APO AE 09331
For more information, send your email to :
"Thank you to all the volunteers around the world who extend their hand to help another."
And, please spread the word on this one, would you?