2016-11-24 / Neighbors

Helping hand



Volunteers with Rotary District 7780, which includes coastal New Hampshire and southern Maine, load donated mobility devices into a container that will be shipped to Uganda. The work is part of a Rotary Club program called “Crutches 4 Africa.” The container they loaded is their sixth shipment; the district has shipped about one container per year since 2011. Previous countries to receive shipments include Kenya and Nigeria. The shipments are received by local organizations of different kinds, including an organization dedicated to supporting people with disabilities. All types of mobility device, including crutches, wheelchairs and walkers are included in the shipments. (Anthony Aloisio photo) Volunteers with Rotary District 7780, which includes coastal New Hampshire and southern Maine, load donated mobility devices into a container that will be shipped to Uganda. The work is part of a Rotary Club program called “Crutches 4 Africa.” The container they loaded is their sixth shipment; the district has shipped about one container per year since 2011. Previous countries to receive shipments include Kenya and Nigeria. The shipments are received by local organizations of different kinds, including an organization dedicated to supporting people with disabilities. All types of mobility device, including crutches, wheelchairs and walkers are included in the shipments. (Anthony Aloisio photo)

A huge stockpile of walkers waits in the program’s warehouse on Gooch Street Biddeford. The container loaded on Saturday will not fit this pile, but it will likely be shipped in a different shipment in the spring, according to Rotary member Dennis Robillard. “It’s a drop in the bucket compared to what they could use,” said Robillard. (Anthony Aloisio photo) A huge stockpile of walkers waits in the program’s warehouse on Gooch Street Biddeford. The container loaded on Saturday will not fit this pile, but it will likely be shipped in a different shipment in the spring, according to Rotary member Dennis Robillard. “It’s a drop in the bucket compared to what they could use,” said Robillard. (Anthony Aloisio photo)

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