Lambda Upsilon Lambda Announces 2015 Medical Mission

Dajabón, DR — March 2015

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It is with great pleasure that we present to you the 2015 LUL Medical Mission to Dajabón, Dominican Republic on June 6 – 14, 2015.  This year, La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Inc.  has partnered up with Waves of Health on this intitivative to address the medical needs of the people in the Dajabón Province.

The Dajabón Province is in the northeast corner of the Dominican Republic. About 90,000 people live within the province, and over 60,000 live in the municipalities of Dajabón and Loma de Cabrera. The local economy primarily depends on agriculture and trade with neighboring Haiti. Unfortunately, the people of Dajabón have little economic development and poor access to healthcare. Volunteers will fly into the Puerto Plata and drive to Dajabón and Loma de Cabrera. Meals, housing and transportation in the Dominican Republic will be provided. At the conclusion of the mission, volunteers will spend two relaxing days at the Barcelo Puerto Plata, an all-inclusive resort that is included.

The mission‘s overall budget is much greater than what we ask in terms of contributions.  Each participant will be asked to contribute $400 to go towards the costs of food, housing, medications, transportation, and hotel stay.  Airfare is not included. For those traveling out of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, there will be a discounted group rate that has been prepared by Waves of Health. The deadline to qualify for the group rate out of Newark is quickly approaching so please contact us quickly if you are interested in applying for this.

In order to better serve the community of the Dajabón Province, we are actively seeking the support and participation of more medical doctor’s and nurses. If you are an MD or an RN, please consider applying for our 2015 mission as your expertise will be sorely needed to more adequately educate and help the people living in this province of the Dominican Republic. If you do not speak Spanish, do not let this deter you as translators will be plentiful.

Please visit the official 2015 Medical Mission page for more information. You will be able to apply via that page and find out more about the 2015 LUL Medical Mission and Waves of Health.

For more information, you may reach out to the National Officer of Community Affairs, Glenn Garcia at community.affairs@launidadlatina.org.

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