India 2015 – Packing Day

by | October 11, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

When many folks are relaxing over the long weekend, our India Mission Team Members plus some dedicated volunteers gave up almost a entire day on Saturday, October 10, to pack for the India Mission.

We really appreciate your hard work.  Proper packing and logistics is the backbone of a successful mission.

A big shout out of appreciation to the following team members:

Amarjit Minhas, Betty Gorecki, Dolly Khanna, Doreen Lore, Jen Dunlop, Melanie Smith, Ryan Kean,  and Shirley Seller.

Two more behind-the-scenes guys who make all the difference to our packing:

Ray Lore – who is our ‘go-to’ guy for organization and for keeping the weight of the boxes and rollers consistent.  He is a veteran of 10+ packing days!  Without Ray’s efficiency, packing would take much longer.

Al Roberts – Our resident “Mr. Fix-It”.  Retired Fire Captain Al can be called upon to fix, adjust, customize the most finicky items AND with minimal budget.  Al has worked miracles with extending the lives of our rollers and other equipment that have been abused around the world.  Check out the photos below on Al’s latest masterpiece.

After all the boxes have been packed and contents tallied by hand, Mission Coordinator Doreen Lore took all 40 sheets and worked another 3 hours with 3 other volunteers to input all the handwritten notes into excel.

Great job everyone!

Operating Room Team: Melanie Smith, Nikki Williams, Amarjit Minhas, Betty Gorecki and Jen Dunlop.

Operating Room Team: Melanie Smith, Nikki Williams, Amarjit Minhas, Betty Gorecki and Jen Dunlop.

Nikki Williams packing for the OR. Mary Spencer in the background moving bubble wrap.

Nikki Williams packing for the OR. Mary Spencer in the background moving bubble wrap.

Packing_India 2015_Jen and Betty

Finally taking a break. From left to right: Mary Spencer, Dolly Khanna, Ray Lore, Shirley Seller, Ryan Kean.

Finally taking a break. From left to right: Mary Spencer, Dolly Khanna, Ray Lore, Shirley Seller, Ryan Kean.

The converter is very heavy. If it moves in transit, it will break all the other items in the roller. Look how snugly it fits into the custom insert that Al Roberts made.

The converter is very heavy. If it moves in transit, it will break all the other items in the roller. Look how snugly it fits into the custom insert that Al Roberts made.

Our "Mr. Fix-It" Al Roberts and the custom inserts panels he made for our converter. He even labeled the panels so that the return packers know how to put the unit back in properly.

Our “Mr. Fix-It” Al Roberts and the custom inserts panels he made for our converter. He even labeled the panels so that the return packers know how to put the unit back in properly.