Lori Forbes, past LAOH Virginia State President, organized a statewide project to raise funds to purchase commercial grade canopy tents for use in the Remote Area Medical Organization in Grundy, Virginia.
The RAM organization partners with volunteer medical professionals to provide medical, dental, and vision care to individuals in need at no cost. The tents are used to shelter patients from extreme weather conditions while they await care. Many begin lining up as early as midnight to receive care the next day.
Lori solicited donations from the LAOH and AOH divisions in Virginia. She was successful in raising funds to purchase 5 tents which she presented on October 4 to Frannie and Rayburn Milton, from Holy Family Parish, Grundy Virginia. Lori thanks the following divisions for their generous donations:
Virginia LAOH Board
LAOH Mary Ryan Division of Henrico County
LAOH Lt. Col Dowd Division of Woodbridge
LAOH The Daughters of Erin of Loudoun County
LAOH Father Mychal Judge Division of Triangle
AOH Major James Dooley Division of Richmond
Virginia AOH Board
Ram in Grundy was able to provide Medical, Dental and Vision care to 581 patients at a Value of care of $276,076 from 708 volunteers. If you would like more information on RAM, please go to Remoteareamedical.org