Category Archives: Preparation

Equipment on the way

The two shipping containers that are carrying wheelchairs and much other therapy and rehabilitation equipment are now loaded! Over the last two days at Hope Haven International Ministries the 40 foot high cube containers were packed to the brim and … Continue reading

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From New Hampshire to South Dakota to Peru

The equipment that was packed up on “boxing day” last Saturday began its long journey to Peru today. Sammie Wakefield drove a loaded U Haul from her home in Moultonborough, New Hampshire to Manchester where it was unloaded at Rehabilitation … Continue reading

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The elves are at work on boxing day in New Hampshire!

Sammie and company are hard at work today, packing up an amazing load of donated and refurbished equipment. It will be sent to the Midwest to join the treasures we selected at Hope Haven on December 3-4, and from there … Continue reading

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Boxing day is coming…

And we don’t mean the one that occurs on the day after Christmas! For the last several years Sammie Wakefield has collected and refurbished wonderful equipment and gathered friends to help pack it up for shipping to join the rest of our … Continue reading

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Choosing the load

After two days of solid work in the Hope Haven International Ministries (HHIM) warehouses, Sammie and I are ready for a good dinner and rest! Yesterday we worked all day selecting and labeling wheelchairs for each individual on the list … Continue reading

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Choosing our chairs

It is the end of a long and productive day here in Sioux Falls. Julian and I selected the wheelchairs for our March expedition at Hope Haven International Ministries today, with the help of a great team. We even saw … Continue reading

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From New Hampshire, with love

Although we conduct March wheelchair clinics in Peru, the preparations take place long before we set foot in the country. Our colleagues in Peru have sent evaluations with photos and measurements over the last month. And for many months, volunteers … Continue reading

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A new destination for 2012

Each spring, Eleanore’s Project holds wheelchair clinics in two different locations in Peru. Since 2006, we have split our efforts between Yancana Huasy in Lima and Equip KIDS International in either Cusco or Arequipa. After 4 consecutive years of successful … Continue reading

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Thank You Comfort Company!

Today Rick and I traveled home to Missoula after visiting my parents for the weekend. We began the day meeting with Eric Murphy, Director of Marketing for the Comfort Company at their corporate offices in Bozeman. Our purpose: to pick … Continue reading

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Loaded and on the way

Our container of wheelchairs and equipment was scheduled for loading on Tuesday, but the weather was not cooperative! When I called at noon on Tuesday, I learned that a winter storm had interfered and the loading was rescheduled for yesterday, … Continue reading

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