LEWISTON – United Ambulance Service has donated a small truckload of medical supplies to Dr. Cynthia DeSoi of Lewiston.

The essential supplies will be taken to Haiti to help support Project Hope, an orphanage in Haiti that is run by Lewiston native Father Marc Boisvert.

Project Hope is working to create a sustainable village for 350 children, most of whom are orphans or street children. DeSoi serves as the project’s medical director.

The donated medical supplies, including procedure gloves, intravenous needles and bandaging supplies, will be used in the care of the children and surrounding community, which is severely medically underserved. Eventually, establishment of a medical/dental clinic to serve the region is planned.

The bulk of the supplies will be hand-delivered to Haiti in conjunction with a medical team from St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, scheduled to travel to Haiti next month to assist with the project’s health care needs.

For more information about Project Hope, visit www.theoswork.org.

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