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For Immediate Release: January 3, 2012

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Rotary District 6080 Donations Arrive in Panama

[Missouri Rotary District 6080, 1/3/12] – Nine pallets of eagerly awaited donated goods from Rotary District 6080 have arrived in Panama for distribution.  Three hundred “well-baby kits”, with items such as baby shampoo, blankets, soap, lotion, books, diaper rash ointment and Vaseline were packed in reusable duffel bags at the Rotary District Conference in October 2011 and shipped with the assistance of the Missouri National Guard and US Navy to Rotarians in Panama for distribution to new mothers in need. 

 Vincente Pascual, member of the Panama Rotary Club, sent word to District 6080 that the items had arrived in late December, “I’m happy to inform you we received from our friends, the US Navy and US Embassy in Panama, the nine pallets of donations”.  In addition to the well-baby kits Rotarians donated thirty-five PET hand cars, a type of wheelchair, to aide Panamanians who have lost use of their legs.

Pascual continued, “We will visit public hospitals and their maternity wards to provide the well-baby kits to those in need.  We are also looking for recipients for the PET hand cars and have already identified a few for this life-changing vehicle.”

Rotary District 6080 is comprised of ### Rotarians from ### of clubs who worked together to secure donations of goods and money to make the partnership between Panama and Missouri possible. 


 About Rotary: Founded in Chicago in 1905, Rotary is a volunteer organization of business and professional leaders who provide humanitarian service, and help to build goodwill and peace in the world. There are approximately 1.2 million Rotary club members belonging to 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas.  Rotary’s flagship program is its effort to protect children against polio. It aims to eradicate the disease from the world.

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