Thank you, Lutheran Church of Our Savior, for providing space to store and pack wheel-chairs and equipment in a warm, safe, and clean environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. While your church building was closed to church services during this time, it enabled us to continue keeping our program services running.
Lori Greenawalt sources and ships wheelchairs and physical therapy equipment for Medical Ministry International (MMI) Peru. MMI Peru, which is fully staffed by Peruvian medical professionals, provides year-round physical therapy, dental, and optometry services to address the ongoing needs of the poor. There is a current need for 150 specialty and neurological pediatric wheelchairs!
Lori was previously housing the inventory she sourced in small, dark, unheated garages and warehouses. She was shoveling snow to create enough dry space to sort the items. In January, Lori made a cold call to the church whose bells she could hear from her home, hoping you might know of available space, and you graciously offered her a classroom, an elevator and first-floor storage.
“This church space has been a blessing beyond words.”Lori Greenawalt
She now walks to the church building knowing she will be welcomed with heat, electricity, ramps, an elevator, and space to spread out and pack properly; amenities she didn’t have access to before. This ministry could not take place without the help of numerous others over the past 1 ½ years who have lent a helping hand, identified equipment, loaned trucks, workers to move, storage locations to accumulate equipment and those with PT expertise to review quality. For this final part of the journey, the church location has been the perfect spot!
Thank you, Lutheran Church of Our Savior, for coming alongside Medical Ministry International as they provide quality, accessible health care to the poor and work to restore the dignity of disabled children in the communities in and surrounding Arequipa, Peru.