DESABLE - Two large trailers of hospital equipment donated by Islanders is en route towards providing aid for individuals in the Dominican Republic.
Volunteers from The Knights of Columbus, the Rotary Club of Summerside and FAME Canada (Fellowship of Associated Medical Evangelists) loaded the donated medical equipment in Desable and Summerside Saturday to be shipped to the country.
Dr. Don Clark, Desable loading coordinator, said the shipment includes a wide variety of equipment.
"Beds, stretchers, chairs, bedside tables… EKG machines, cardiac monitors and specialized cribs" said Clark. "We've shipped dialysis machines. We've shipped a wide variety of equipment."
For months, the Rotary Club of Summerside and FAME Canada have been gathering used hospital equipment from across the province.
Clark said those goods came from hospitals, manors and individuals on P.E.I.
Once in the Dominican Republic, the supplies will be distributed by the Sisters of Charity to clinics and hospitals in various areas of the country.
With the group sending supplies to less fortunate countries every year, Clark added it wouldn't be possible without the volunteers.
"We want to thank everyone on P.E.I. for their generosity, their time, money and the equipment they've given us. That's what allows us to help our brothers and sisters in the third world."