Update From Tom

I have been back for more than three months now after spending over one year directing our programs in Sierra Leone.  Schools were opening when I left and, thanks to the help of many of you, our donors, over 100 children are now attending school with help from Africa Surgery.  When I return after my next visit, I will have photos and gratitude letters from all of our sponsored students.

Our in-country teams continue to provide free medical and surgical treatments, orthotic supplies and braces to needy Sierra Leoneans. At this end, I am repairing sewing machines and will soon be collecting wheelchairs, crutches, clothing, shoes, and other items to fill a 40-foot container that we plan to ship, possibly in May.  We have already collected half of the $7,000 needed to ship the container.   You can easily donate toward the cost of this shipment by visiting the Assumption website, assumptionparish.org,  and scrolling down to “Africa Surgery – Shipping Container Campaign.”  In March I will post a list of needed items and directions for donating. 

PLEASE, NOTE: my MSN email address was recently hacked and several of my contacts received a phoney request for money from me, ultimately directed to benefit the hackers. Please, disregard the request. My correct email is tomandtomjr@gmail.com. To safely donate to Africa Surgery, click the DONATE button on the ASI website or use this link: https://kindest.com/africa-surgery?utm_campaign=19f112b0db-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_COPY_01&utm_source=Africa%20Surgery%20Friends&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ae158e3249-19f112b0db-106993775.

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