Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Military Volunteers Run Burn Clinic in Iraq

UPDATE  Unfortunately, I have learned just 3 weeks after posting this that the Burn Clinic is shutting down.

Burn Clinic at Scania Shutting down

My Thanks, to all of you who tried to spread the word, or tried to send donations.

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Hat Tip to  Soldiers Angels Germany  for this one:

Military volunteers run burn clinic in Iraq, providing "tenderness and Tylenol"

Please go check out the link, and watch the two videos. 

The two videos are "about the burn clinic for children at CSC Scania in Iraq. It is operated by volunteers from the US Military and using donated medical supplies.

SGT Joseph Barzeski of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division is the current NCOIC, but the clinic was started by 1st Battalion, 125th Field Artillery, 34th Brigade Combat Team, Minnesota National Guard.

It began as a Family Practice clinic for the local Iraqis, but as time went on the medics saw more and more burn victims due to the high number of cooking and heating accidents common in Iraq."

If you'd like to help?The contact information and needed supplies listed at the end of the first video are:

Items needed are:
 
Medihoney antibacterial cream
Kerlix
Xeroform petroleum dressings
Non-adhesive dressings
Chucks
Tylenol/paracetemol (Infant,Child and Adult)
Motrin/Ibuprofen (Infant,Child and Adult)
IV line sets
Benadryl (Child and Adult)
 
Additional items needed are:
 
Flip flops/Sandals
Sneakers
Clothes
Toothbrushes
Toothpaste
Toys
Stuffed Animals
Socks
Crayons and Coloring Books
 
PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH OR CHECKS
 
Mail your donations to:
 
Jimmy Compton
SOC
CSC Scania
APO AE 09331
 
For more information, send your email to :
 
"Thank you to all the volunteers around the world who extend their hand to help another."
And, please spread the word on this one, would you?
 
 

2 comments:

soldiersangelcyn said...

Just goes to show that people that think the Milatry are all about killing  innocent Adults and Children.They are not, they are all heart and what a wonderful job of work they are all doing."God Bless" them all.They are all true Hero's. Thank you for sharing.
Angel Hugs
Your friend
Soldier's Angel
Cyndy and The 3 Amigo's
Australia

afmomdeb said...

Thanks 'ANGEL' Kathi  for this important info.   I will pass it along.

BRAVO to these heroes helping those children.

It was interesting to know that since the USA did not
cause the injury, then it can not support or help them
supply wise.  Hmmm

Makes me wonder WHY the Red Cross could not get involved
with this.