NORWAY — The Western Maine Health Employee Activity Committee and employees of Western Maine Health joined recently in support of the Safe Passage program.

Safe Passage works with the poorest, at-risk children of families working in the Guatemala City garbage dump. They provide a safe and caring environment and a program that fosters hope, health, educational achievement, self-sufficiency, self-esteem and confidence.

Employees learned of a fellow MaineHealth employee who is traveling with Safe Passage to inner city slums in Guatemala to work with children. They requested outdated supplies the hospital might have on hand to be donated. Instead, the committee, as well as individual employees, provided monetary donations to purchase needed supplies for the trip. Donations include gauze rolls, sterile gauze, abdominal pads, ibuprofen and antibiotic ointments.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is a member of MaineHealth®. Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at

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