The Hospital Supply Project is rolling full speed ahead.

The Goal: Ship Container of hospital supplies to Cote’ d’Ivoire, West Africa

  • Collect money toward shipping container. ALL FUNDS WERE RAISED!
  • Collect needed supplies to fill 40 foot container. FULLY PACKED CONTAINER OF $250,000 in supplies.
  • Get container into country safely and intact. After two months in customs, it was received!


It was shipped from Coos Bay, to LA, to the East Coast, to the Netherlands, and finally to Africa!

Procedures are now being performed in a safe environment, using the equipment supplied by the last two containers shipped through our Rotary International Grant Committee. Hundreds of thousands of people will be helped.

The following businesses and people key to the success of this project!

Coos Bay – North Bend Rotary Club
Skyline Baptist Church
Michael Hosie, Mike Pothoff, Barry Maynard, Rose Boesl
Coos Bay School District: Bunker Hill School
Lauren Alexander: Eugene Southtowne Rotary Club
Stephanie Kilmer: Past President
Farr’s True Value/Jay Farr
South Coast Office Suppy/Frank Hanson
Bay Area Hospital and many employees who volunteered
River Bend Hospital: Springfield
Coquille Valley Hospital
Lower Umpqua Hospital
Curry General Hospital
Dr. John Flaxel
Bay Eye Clinic: eye microscope
Madras Hospital: x-ray machine
Private MD office in Walport, Oregon
Tim Wuest GE Medical
St Charles Medical Center, Redmond, Oregon
Eye Surgeon in Indiana, donated $30,000 worth of eye supplies
Many others, over 100 volunteers!

Special thanks…
To all the women who rolled boxes of bandages, and to Coos Bay schools for packing and staging.