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Mattresses on the Move
Find out how you can meet an urgent need by supporting a Helping Hands Medical Mission in Ghana, Africa.

Beds are urgently needed by the hospital in Bibiana, Ghana.

January 15, 2009. Hamden, CT. Helping Hands Medical Missions is on the move in Ghana, Africa, with a new outreach to meet some of the local people’s most urgent needs. Recently, Helping Hands was able to get 25 new hospital beds donated to the local hospital in the city of Bibiani, but there is one complication: the beds are sitting in a warehouse in the United States, and they cannot be transported to Ghana without funds.

Few things are as urgently needed in a hospital as beds. The cots and beds used up till now in the Bibiani hospital have been “old, dirty mattresses, or plywood sheets on old bed frames,” says Atlanta-based Kim Sak, a member of the local Helping Hands Medical Mission committee for the Medical Missions to Ghana. She also observed, “If they run out of hospital beds, they put two people in a bed. If they run out of room that way, then another person goes on the floor under the bed.” A visiting engineer said that it is a sad sight to see children with malaria lying on the ground.

The new beds have been donated, but they cannot be shipped without your help and support. Catholic World Mission is supporting the mission by raising funds for the transport, which is scheduled to take place on February 13— if enough funds have been raised. These new beds will also be an important part of the next Helping Hands medical mission in Bibiani, which is scheduled for April.

You can help move those mattresses with a donation through Catholic World Mission. Even a small amount can make a big difference in the lives of people who have so little. If you are willing and able to help cover the cost of transporting the beds to the people in Ghana, please contact Amber DeMartino at 800-961-8153 or send an e-mail to

You may also send a check to: 
Catholic World Mission
33 Rossotto Drive
Hamden, CT 06514



Related links

Helping Hands Medical Missions
St Rafael Guizar y Valencia Missionary Center

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