Oct 31, 2007
I went with Melinda to do relief work after the Katrina floods, and had a very blessed experience. Melinda just called me with an immediate need, for clinics friday and saturday in San Diego for folks returning to their burned homes, to provide basic medical care, flu & tetanus shots, and triage. Thanks to Nicki Carpendale, Henry Thai and Gaurav Aurora, I have coverage for my clinic saturday, & I'm going. My father Dr. Eugene Choi is going as well. He and I received much blessings from working with Melinda, under the umbrella of MPPC and CityTeam after Katrina.
I'll be liveblogging if I can get a connection, but it's such a short trip I'll probably just update everyone here when I get back.
Donations may be made to MPPC (Menlo Park Presbyterian Church) at:
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Melinda Porter
Date: Oct 30, 2007 6:57 PM
Subject: San Diego Fire Medical Team - Urgent Need
To: Enoch Choi
***PLEASE NOTE: I must know if you can participate by 5pm, Wed. 10/31***
I was contacted today by an organization called Christ in Action to see if we could send a medical team to Ramona, CA asap to provide basic medical care for residents, volunteers, and firefighters. This area was hit hard, with over 350,000 acres burned. http://www.ramonasentinel.com/
God is pulling this all together quickly, and the situation is fluid, but here is what we know so far:
Depart Thursday, 11/1 around 7:30pm
Return Saturday, 11/3 around 9:00pm
Most likely San Jose Airport, but maybe SFO
Christ in Action will feed and house us
Will provide basic medical care, possibly tetanus and flu shots
One doctor confirmed, one 90% sure, one nurse practitioner confirmed
You will need to complete a waiver and an application with MPPC (application only if you haven't done a mission trip in last 2 years).
Thank you and God's blessings on each of you!