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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 7A Gimme shelter: District Rotary clubs send assistance to Haiti Diana Jorgenson Portola Editor djorgenson@plumasnews.com After the first earthquake in Haiti, the Rotary Club of Portola wasted no time in finding a way to help. The board of directors made a quick and unanimous decision to use funds the club had designated for interna- tional service to donate a ShelterBox to aid relief efforts in Haiti. The box of emergency supplies has already been sent, along with 2,000 other packed Shelter- Box donations from all over the country. A ShelterBox is a heavy- duty plastic bin filled with emergency supplies designed to provide an extended family of up to 10 people with a tent and lifesaving equipment to use while they are displaced or homeless. The contents are pre- packed and tailored to the location and the type of disas- ter. Since 2000, ShelterBox has provided shelter after more than i00 disasters in more than 60 countries. Preparation and pre~position- ing boxes at ports like Miami have helped the program respond instantly to earth- quakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, hurricanes, tsunamis and human conflict across the globe. ShelterBoxes sent to Haiti include a 10-person dome tent, thermal blankets, water- proof ground sheets with blanket lining, collapsible water containers, mosquito netting, cooking pots, uten- sils and dishes, nylon rope, and tools, like a hammer, pliers, trenching tool, wire cutters and saw. All of the items are chosen for their ruggedness and durability. ShelterBox was the brain- child of one Rotarian with the help of his local Rotary Club in the year 2000 and it immediately struck a chord with other Rotarians across the world. Today, ShelterBox is the largest Rotary Club project in the organization's 100-year history. Around 5,000 Rotary Clubs worldwide have supported ShelterBox in the past 10 years. ShelterBox has expand- ed beyond its Rotarian begin- nings and outside donations now account for 50 percent of the shelters sent to humans made homeless by disaster. The damaged infrastruc- ture in Haiti hampered aid efforts, but since Rotary Clubs circle the globe, local Rotarians in Haiti were in- strumental in coordinating re- lief efforts inside the country, along with a response team from ShelterBox. Aftershocks and a second 6.0 magnitude earthquake have made the situation in Haiti even more desperate, and there are millions of people in need of emergency shelter. David Elby, ShelterBox Response Team member, said upon his arrival in Port- au-Prince, "We're working hard to resolve security, logistics and communication. Blood drives set new record Jan McKee, Senior Donor Recruitment Representative for United Blood Service in Reno, has shared end-of-year donation statistics with Quincy Blood Drive Coordi- nator Judy Wright, and the news is good! Quincy citizens ratcheted up their blood donation efforts in 2009 to insure that a steady supply of blood is available, not just for local use but to assist other nearby communities served by the Reno organization. A total of 314 units of blood were collected during the four community drives held in Quincy annually, eight units more than the. year before and 99 units more than in 2007. "Our efforts to in= crease the number of local donors have made a differ- ence," Wright noted. "Since we are able to make up to three products from each donation, the Quincy community helped save the lives of up to 942 patients in the 25 hospitals UBS serves throughout the eastern Sier- ras and northern Nevada," said McKee in a letter to Paul Herbert, bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where the community drives are held. McKee noted that many community members support the blood drives by donating blood and volunteering their help during the events. She asked Wright and Herbert to pass alqng her appreciation to all of them. Quincy's next blood drive is being sponsored-by the Feather River College SIFE program (Students in Free Enterprise) under the direc- tion of advisor Amy Schultz. That drive will be held Wednesday, March 9, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the LDS Church on Bellamy Lane. The city is totally devastatedl Our host told us, 'There is no more Haiti.'" Mark Pearson, another response team member who had been one of the first to arrive after the Indian Ocean tsunami, said, "This is worse than the tsunami. It's utter chaos at the airport. Build- ings have been completely destroyed; the hospital has been destroyed. It's a full- scale emergency; there's so much destruction." It didn't take long for Rotarians to comprehend that need and to react to it. Jim Burson, president of the Rotary Club of Portola, reported that 53 of the clubs in the district had followed suit and responded to the Haitian disaster. :He called it a "huge response" district-wide and said of his club's decision, "It's one of the things our club could do being so far from Haiti." He was very appreciative of his fellow Rotarians' idea to help out after disaster. "I find it interesting that so much help can fit into a 100-pound box," he said. i-= Choosing a builder for your dream home, commercial building, or remodeling project can be a big job. You need someone you can trust, and a company that can treat your job, no matter how big or how small it is, with the utmost care and attention. That is how we built our reputation over the past 25 years in Plumas County. Call us if you are considering a construction project. No matter what the size, we are here to help. NEW HOMES REMODELS COMMERCIAL BLDGS. 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For appointments 283-0650 Emergency Room Director Mark Satterfield, M.D. For information 283-7110 Family Practice & Internal Medicine Lawrence Price, M.D. For appointments 283-0650 General Surgery Steen Jensen, M.D., F.A.C.S. Vincent Frantz, M.D., F.A.C.S. For appointments 283-1506 Services Cardio-Pulmonary Services For appointments 283-7108 Counseling Services Kathleen Hughes, LCSW For appointments 283-5640 Doppler/Echocardiography Thursdays. February 4,11,18, 25 For appointments 283-7155 Emergency Room Services For information 283-7110 Hospice Services For information 394-7228 Medical Nutrition Therapy For appointments 283-5640 MRI Services February 1, 2, 8, 9,15,16, 22, 23 For appointments 283-7155 Laboratory For information 283-7132 Radiology & Mammography For appointments 283-7155 Telemedicine In partnership with UC Davis For appointments 283-7133 Ultrasound For appointments 283-7155 Mid-Level Providers Edie O'Gonnor, P.A.C Kathy Price, F.N.P. Stephen Johnson, F.N.P., P~A.-C For appointments 283-0650 Elizabeth McGee, A.G.N.P. Janet Thompson, R.N.P. For appointments 283-5640 Oral Health Care Providers General Dentistry David Reed, D.D.S. Pooja Patel, D.D.S. For appointments 283-3915 Dental Hygienist Cynthia Warner, R.D.H.A.P. For appointments 283-3915 Specialty Clinics Cardiology Thursdays. February 4,18 Milind Dhond, M.D. For appointments 283-5640 Gynecology & Gynecologic Urology Saturdays. February 6 Norman C. Nasise, M.D. For appointments 283-7951 Ophthalmology Wednesdays. February 3 Thomas R. Conklin, M.D. 68 Central Ave., Quincy For appointments 283-2206 Orthopedics Tuesdays. February2, 9,16, 23 John V. Foley, M.D. For appointments 283-7988 Podiatry Fridays. February 5,19 Kennon J. Martin, D.Pa~I. For appointments 283-3904 Mondays. February 1, 8,15, 22 Kathleen Halat, D.P~/I. For appointments 283-5640 Urology Thursdays. February 4 Angelo Kanellos, M.D. John Freeman, M.D. For appointments 283-7990