EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: (See extended article) Erev Shabbos January 30th, Dealmed, a Shomer Shabbos medical supply company received an urgent phone call from Congressman Ed Towns office. Congressman Towns staff expressed the urgent need for medical supplies to perform various lifesaving procedures. Dealmed employees and local volunteers from within the Lakewood community worked all Erev Shabbos in conjunction with a trauma surgeon that was flown in from Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida to help prepare appropriate medical supplies to be donated for use in Haiti.
On Motzei Shabbos, a group of Dealmed employees volunteered to drive and unload the truck at JFK Airport. Under heavy security, the crew of doctors, state representatives together with the medical supplies flew down from JFK International Airport to the Dominican Republic.
The flight was sponsored by Jetblue. Once in the Dominican Republic, vans were used to transport the Dealmed supplies by ground into Haiti. The state representatives reported back, that they were in awe to see a company respond so swiftly to their request. The many medical personnel and all volunteers who gave up their time should be commended for their time and efforts to travel to Haiti and help make a difference, even if it was to just put a smile on broken hearted child’s face (see pictures).
None of this would have been able to happen without the following people and Departments:
Congressman Ed Towns and Special Assistant Warren Cohn
The Port Authority Police Dept.
The U.S.Dept. of State
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol