Operacion Bendicion donates to San Pedro

Friday, September 10th, 2010

Operation Blessing, Relief and Development International (OBI) is a humanitarian non-profit organization based in Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA. Since 1978, OBI has touched the lives of more than 209.3 million people in over 105 countries and in all 50 states, providing goods and services valued at more than $1.7 billion. OBI is headed by a governing body that includes founder MG “Pat” Robertson. With the mission, “to demonstrate God’s love alleviating human need and suffering in the United States and around the World”, this organization has now reached out to the residents of San Pedro.

Pastor Ismael Rodriguez, representative of OBI Honduras and Mr. Barbosa of the “Primera Iglesia Evangelica y Reformada” in the San Pedrito area of Ambergris Caye were busy this morning, distributing pre-natal vitamins to the various medical providers on the island, as well as tennis shoes to the San Pedro Police Department on behalf of OBI. This particular donation came as part of the Honduras chapter of the organization.

300 cases of pre-natal multi vitamins were distributed. Within each case, there were 12 boxes containing 40 capsules each. The San Pedro Poly Clinic received 150 cases, Dr. Lerida received 30 cases, Los Pinos clinic received 30 cases, Hopes Clinic received 30 cases and the San Telmo Pharmacy received 20 cases. While the multi-vitamins are labeled pre-natal vitamins, according to Pastor Rodriguez, the vitamins are very useful and may be consumed by adults over the age of 20, both male and female. These vitamins are available at no cost to the general public.
Apart from the vitamins, the organization donated 160 pairs of tennis shoes to various individuals and groups. The San Pedro Police Department was delighted to be a recipient of 12 pairs of tennis shoes to be distributed to individuals from the Police Department.

Pastor Rodriguez and the Primera Iglesia Evangelica y Reformada extend special thanks to Mr. Pablo Ico and the San Pedro Town Council for providing transportation of the medicines to the various institutions. He also thanked the San Pedro Poly Clinic II, Dr. Lerida Rodriguez, Los Pinos Clinic, Ambergris Hopes Clinic and the San Telmo Pharmacy for volunteering to assist in getting the vitamins to the residents of Ambergris Caye. The San Pedro Sun, extends kudos to Operacion Bendicion for their generous donations.


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