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Servants of Mary seeking funds to buy machines for charity clinic in Bacolod

/ 04:18 PM December 03, 2021

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BACOLOD CITY––The Servants of Mary, who care for underprivileged patients, needs funds to buy laboratory machines for their charity clinic in Purok St. Ezekiel Moreno, Barangay Handumanan in this city.

Sr. Carmen Piña, superior of the community, said they needed blood chemistry and hematology analyzers for their laboratory that conducts tests for their patients at a low cost to aid their medical diagnosis.

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Their blood chemistry and hematology machines are obsolete and non-functional, which prevents them from providing laboratory services to those in need.

“We are appealing to generous hearts to help our project that is in the best interest of the most vulnerable and deprived of the most necessities in their illness,” Piña said.

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“Any contribution you make will be greatly welcomed and will help us achieve our goal of a healthy community. We can improve the plight of many underprivileged families who are suffering without hope if we work together,” she added.

The Servants of Mary nuns devote their lives to caring for the sick, visiting them in their homes, and helping them through their charity clinic in Handumanan.

They care not only for the physical needs of the sick, but also the psychological, spiritual, and social needs of the patients and family members, she said.

Piña said when they began work in Handumanan, they discovered that many poor sick people were dying in their homes for lack of resources to seek medical help and buy medicines.

Those who wish to help may deposit their donations at the RCBC account of the Local Superior of Servias de Maria, with account number 1421 176 899, charity diva Token Lizares, fundraising coordinator, said.

Lizares said she helped the sisters raise P180,000 for one machine but found out that the laboratory at the charity clinic needs two to be fully functional.

She is thankful to those who have donated towards the first machine and in praying that more Good Samaritans come forward to help so the nuns could better serve the poor, who are sick, Lizares said.

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