The Woodstock-Oxford Rotary Club is sending much-needed medical supplies and equipment to patients in Beirut  after an explosion last month left nearly 200 people dead and an estimated 6,000 injured.
Led by club past-president, Doug Vincent, the local Rotary club quickly became involved in response to a plea for help from Dr. Bradley Petrisor of Hamilton McMaster University, who has medical colleagues in Beirut.
“We are happy to support this joint project with Dr. Brad Petrisor and the division of orthopedics and international surgery desk,” Vincent said.
Petrisor’s colleagues at McMaster are also matching any Rotary Club fundraising.
A release stated Rotary volunteers will work to send another container of medical equipment and supplies once the initial shipment is sent.
Petrisor said he’d been in contact with colleagues in Beirut, and “their first-hand reports of what they are dealing with under challenging circumstances are very concerning and we need to help.”
“Our connection with Rotary will help supply effective support to the Lebanon people, and I’m pleased our McMaster colleagues will match funds to double the Rotary fundraising amount,” Petrisor said.
Published by the Woodstock Sentinel Review on August 18, 2020. Writer: Greg Colgan