Great work, Ashley Bowes!!
“Hey NJT’ers! I dropped off my first suitcase to a charity, “Sponsoring Association for Poor Patients” in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday. They are donating the suitcase to hospital that can use the supplies next week! It was an adventure researching for a place that can use the supplies in a big city.
Healthcare isn’t free in Vietnam and the concern was that if I donated the supplies to a hospital in HCMC they would just sell it to patients. Luckily, a woman in my hotel came up with number of suggestions on where to take the suitcase (including places that would deliver it to North Vietnam). Yesterday we decided that SAPP in Ho Chi Minh would be the best – http://www.hbtbnn.org.vn/ (use google translator to view or check out the less informative english site here: http://www.sapp.org.vn/)”