Catching Up with Dr. Flanigan and Getting Supplies on Time

Dr. Tim Flanigan, of Tiverton, has posted a number of new entries on his blog from Liberia, where he’s working to help build up a medical infrastructure that has been overwhelmed and attacked by the Ebola outbreak in that part of Africa.

Based on my paranoia about chemicals when I was a carpenter, I tend to go through a lot of latex gloves when I paint or handle any questionable substances.  It puts things into perspective that, from what I’m hearing, medical personnel in Liberia are breezing through scarce resources that we take for granted in the United States.

I’m also told that material donations must be collected, in Tiverton, by this Friday.  There may be subsequent shipments, but Friday’s is the only one that I know about.  Here are the details, as I posted them last week:

  • Nitrile or Latex gloves
  • Shoe covers
  • Tyvek jump suits
  • Masks (N95 particulate respirators)
  • Rubber cleaning gloves

Those items can be delivered to either location of the joint parish of Saint Christopher and Saint Theresa in Tiverton.  Alternately, the local 501(c)(3) charity Tiverton Cares (of which I am a board member) is collecting donations to pass along, as well.  Send donations of supplies or checks (to “Tiverton Cares”; memo “Ebola”) to P.O. Box 525, Tiverton, Rhode Island 02878 or click the “donate” button below.

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