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Ten Thousand Dollars Donated and Diverse Humanitarian Services
In a humanitarian initiative to support the services of the Lebanese Red Cross, the Lebanese Women Association of Maracay, Venezuela donated an amount of 10,000 American dollars to the Tripoli first aid Center in order to provide equipment, first aid materials, and improving the readiness and efficiency of the center in cases of emergency. A reception was organized with the presence of the Lebanese Women Association representative Mrs. Lama Farah Fadel, a number of members of the Lebanese Red Cross in Tripoli, and volunteers from the First Aid Center. The Vice-President of the branch Mrs. Ferial Karam made a speech in which she praised the hands of charity that supports the Lebanese Red Cross. She also praised the hands of charity which are committed to humanitarian work especially those of the Lebanese Diaspora. She thanked the Lebanese Women Association for its humanitarian support toward the Lebanese Red Cross.

Mr. Rojer Bavitos, the Chief of the first aid Center in Tripoli presented the usage methods of the first aid materials and equipment. He stressed its importance in aiding patients. He also explained the usage of these materials in transporting patients to hospitals.

On the other hand, in the occasion of the Independence Day, the Social Medical Center of the branch organized an entertaining trip for 50 children to one of Tripoli's restaurants. The event was held in cooperation with volunteers from the Tripoli RC Youth center and was in support and presence of the Local Committee and its members. During the celebration, the children participated in entertaining games, received gifts and Lebanese flags.

Meeting the demand on medical and social services in Tripoli and El Mina centers, 4558 social and medical services were offered during the past 3 months. The services were distributed as follows: 2170 beneficiaries from medical consultations, 501 medical examinations, 1000 medical services. In addition to that, a number of beneficiaries from the schooling medical examination program which continues as it serves in the city' schools and refers medical cases to specialists.

Photo: Presenting the honorary shield to Mrs. Fadel
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