On November 24th, 2013, a team of three volunteers from The Pure Works Foundation departed for the city of Ormoc in the Philippines to provide disaster relief, medical assistance and medical supplies following the largest Typhoon ever recorded.
Upon arriving in Ormoc City, the Pure Works team coordinated with with Isra-Aid, a relief organization from Israel, and local Philippine doctors and nurses. The team spent much of their time at local health clinics, supplementing a health system that had been devastated by a disaster. Many of the local healthcare workers in the city clinics had been affected themselves and were unable to work. Those able to work in the clinics were ill-equipped without so much as basic tools for a proper exam. Many of the clinics had been damaged or destroyed and were no longer useable.
The Pure Works Foundation was able to care for over one-thousand patients effected by the disaster. It was our privilege and duty to see that the volunteers from Pure Works were supported with stethoscopes, blood pressure monitors and penlights to assist them on the ground. These instruments were donated to local volunteer health practitioners who assist with the efforts and continued to care for the community when Pure Works returned home.
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