Remote Area Medical (RAM) Coming to New York With Free Clinics December and Food and Supplies for New Jersey After Thanksgiving
Posted Nov 21 2012 6:54pm
First of all this message is their first effort of filling up a 53 foot trailer with donations and after your Thanksgiving dinner if you have anything to donate here’s the information on how and what to donate as the truck will leave Monday morning and they are taking donations all the way up to Sunday night, November 25th.
“REMOTE AREA MEDICAL is joining forces with the township of Colts Neck, NJ; the Big Emory Baptist Association of Harriman, TN; and Landmark, International Trucks, Inc. of Knoxville, TN to deliver much-needed food and supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims in Union Beach Borough, NJ.Items will be delivered by RAM's Reach Across AMerica program managers on a 53' truck, the use of which has been donated by Landmark, International Trucks, Inc. RAM will also cover fuel costs. The NJ township of Colts Neck has adopted the shore community of Union Beach Borough, NJ after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. Mayor Jarrett Engel and Col. James Sfayer (US Marines, ret.) are leading the effort in Colts Neck to re-build and revitalize Union Beach.
A representative from Colts Neck recently contacted RAM regarding the hard-hit community, and agents from TN businesses and non-profit organizations have been coordinating logistics with Colts Neck representatives since that time. The Big Emory Baptist Association (BEBA), working as a part of the TN Baptist Convention, have begun collecting much-needed items (see list on right or below) for Hurricane Sandy victims, and will continue collecting them from now through Sunday, November 25. The RAM team will leave Knoxville for NJ on Monday, November 26.”
PLEASE BRING ITEMS TO: Big Emory Baptist Association 1216 Ruritan Road Harriman, TN 37748 8AM-4PM Now through Sunday November 25!
Now for the free clinic information in the New York area
RAM has been very helpful in the Los Angeles area over the years and there’s no such separation any more with “rural” and clinics as we have seen RAM in other major metropolitan areas and yes I have heard people say it makes us look like a 3rd world country and maybe this is yet the strong message that still needs to get through to lawmakers. Here’s the schedule for the free clinics coming in December for the Flushing and Jamaica areas.
To volunteer for the free clinics in New York, here’s the link….
They are looking for both professional (doctors, dentists, nurses) and non professional volunteers. I would guess this is going to be a full event and the timing is about right as many who have been displaced may not have had the opportunity for any medical care since Sandy.
“RAM will be giving free medical and vision services only. All professionals must be licensed in the state of New York. Only students in Ophthalmology, Optometry, or Optician fields will be accepted. There is limited space available for medical and nursing professionals. Support volunteers limited to vision experienced only. Locations are expected to be in Jamaica and Flushing, but are subject to change. Volunteers will receive details via e-mail. Times are TBD but are expected to be 7AM – 5PM daily. “
Below is a video that will tell you about RAM and what they do.
Below is a video of what the free clinics look like and the services they provide.