In April 2010 I had an opportunity to go to Haiti, along with a medical team from the Global Disaster Response arm of the Presbyterian Church in America, to assist in caring for victims of the recent earthquake, many of whom suffered from ongoing physical and mental trauma, and from diseases resulting from poor sanitation and a continuing lack of social services. I assisted the doctors and nurses on my team by filling and dispensing prescriptions, taking patient histories, drawing blood, doing ‘stick’ tests, pregnancy tests, and a whole battery of blood work with a portable clinic we brought for that purpose. I personally helped over 200 patients, freeing the trained medical staff up to do critical work with the many men, women and children who would have had no medical aid without this clinic. – John Spence, Director of Construction Services, Hughes Group Architects
I had an opportunity to provide relief for the devastated people of Bogo after Hurricane Haiyan damaged or destroyed their homes. We had an amazing week building and repairing homes and churches, and getting to know some beautiful people in the Philippines. – John Spence, Director of Construction Services, Hughes Group Architects
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