On Thursday, May 21, 2009, The Salvation Army’s National Recycling Operations (NRO) partnered with Health Partners International (HPI) to send a 40-foot container of supplies to Captain (Dr.) Paul Thistle at The Salvation Army Howard Hospital in Harare, Zimbabwe.
HPI sends medical supplies and medical drugs to Howard Hospital several times a year. This time, NRO added a donation of more than one hundred boxes of medical-surgical gloves to the shipment, courtesy of Wayne Safety Supply Company in Toronto.
The HPI shipments to Howard Hospital from their Mississauga warehouse are coordinated by Mr. Bert Amato, a friend and benefactor of the hospital.
Major Patricia Tuppenney, Territorial Volunteer Services Secretary, arranged to have several volunteers help load the container.