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Domican Republic Healthcare Project

Contact:  Krestie Utech, Tel. 586-6656,

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Population Served:    Villages in the Dominican Republic in need of health care.

Special Talents:    Money is raised to help Joanne Peterson organize village health care clinics in the El Cercado region of the Dominican Republic. 

Goals/Dreams:    Promote preventative health care & medical treatment including minor surgery, laboratories, clinics to weigh and nourish children, low  cost pharmacies, dental care, eye glasses, vaccinations, ultrasound and surgeries for villages in the D.R. and raise their standard of living through building latrines and aquaducts for drinking water, greenhouse projects that teach villages how to grow and sell their produce, literacy programs, senior citizen care, and re-foresting the area.

Resources Needed:

Monetary donations   to support the ministry.

Volunteers Needed:  

Fundraisers  who raise money through events such as sales of Fair Trade products.

Garage Sale Organizers  to organize and staff yearly garage sale fundraisers.

Parking Lot Attendants  to collect fees for parking in the church lot to attend nearby festivals.