The Rotary Club of Orange Plaza joined with more than a dozen other Rotary clubs to fund a new medical van for the community of Caborca, Mexico. The van is the most recent improvement to public health in that area lead by the Rotary Club of Villa Park.
The “medi-van” was recently delivered to a warehouse in Caborca, where local health authorities will complete the process of outfitting the van with medical tools and supplies. One cubicle of the van will be equipped with a dental unit for treating children and adult patients. The second cubicle will contain a gynecological examination couch and equipment for pre-natal exams and pap smears for the early detection of cervical cancer.
The $81,000 medi-van was funded, in part, by a global grant from The Rotary Foundation. Through the grant-making process and awards to Rotary clubs around the world, the Foundation carries out humanitarian service in six areas of focus, including Maternal and Child Health.
This project was brought to the attention of the Rotary Club of Orange Plaza by the late Tom Davis, a long-time member of the Villa Park club and a well-loved member of Orange Plaza Rotary at the time of his passing. This one’s for you, Tom!