I recently posted a wish list for supplies so that the expat community here in Trujillo could establish an Emergency Response Team. I was overwhelmed by the response I got from the Order of Confederate Rose, Florida Society.
My ladies sent almost one hundred pounds of supplies which are almost non-existent in our area of Trujillo. Things which most of you take for granted. Things like pints of alcohol; triple antibiotic ointment; witch hazel; sterile gauze; tape, and band-aids. Then there were the things unheard of here, like burn dressings, Adaptic (non-stick) bandages; blood pressure cuffs, and the likes.
There were the practical things, like duct tape and magic markers; tongue blades, Popsicle sticks, hand sanitizers, tourniquets, and cotton balls; skin prep and betadine; and oh, so many other wonderful things. The only things not there were the things I didn't think to ask for.
We were able to outfit 3 boxes of supplies with another box for backup/replacement. This will enable us to stock three strategically placed depots, so that even if the major roads are impassable, supplies will be available. We can cover about a 20 mile stretch of road, an area of 30+ thousand people.
The Roses have won a spot in all our hearts, but especially in mine. They have given voice to what I have known all my life. There is no heart more loving and giving than that of a Southern woman.
We are Blessed