Two Columbia Doctors Extend Charity to Georgia

Jun 15, 2015
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 Two doctors from Columbia’s Womens’ Clinic and Childrens’ Hospital are bringing $4,000 worth of medical supplies to the country of Georgia.

Dr. John Pardalos and Dr. Trish Blair work with the not for profit group A Call to Serve International, which provides medical supplies and skills to Georgia. Blair, president of A Call to Serve, said that the group’s main goal is to spread useful tools and skills. “The idea is that people are the same all over the world and some of us have some skills and some supplies that other people don’t have, so we should share those” she said.

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A Call To Serve International sent their final shipment of aid to the country of Georgia Thursday, unless it can find other funding. ACTS has been sending aid to the country for 22 years through the U.S. State Department’s Operation Provide Hope. ACTS has sent medical supplies and books, baby quilts, wheelchairs and food to Georgia since 1992, when Georgia was cut off from resources provided by the former Soviet Union.

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