This sums it up pretty well, “t’s such a simple yet effective way of positively effecting people in communities who don’t have the opportunities or access to the basics human care needs such as healthcare.” Thank you Daniel for taking a suitcase to Punta Cana ^_^ [NJT Toronto]
“Our trip to Punta Cana was great, really nice to have some good weather, relaxation and time with my entire family.
Through the Nexus excursion desk at our resort, they told me about a public clinic in a town called Veron about 25 minutes away from the resort that I took a taxi to. They were a little confused at first but the head doctor spoke english and realized understood when I explained that it was simply a donation with no strings attached. My driver also only seemed to get it after I showed him the customs letter in Spanish (before that I think he thought I was politically motivated).
I took a photo of myself with the doctor and nurses with the suitcase open in front of us.
The clinic was pretty bare bones and there were a lot of people waiting around. With that said, the emergency area that we went in to seemed adequately sterile/hygienic and decently stocked.
It was really an easy decision to take a suitcase when I heard about the organization. It’s such a simple yet effective way of positively effecting people in communities who don’t have the opportunities or access to the basics human care needs such as healthcare. I’d like to continue to volunteer with NJT and help out/spread the word in any way I can.