FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Tom Panas
Cross International Providing “Medicine Box” Health Resources
to Rural Vietnam Churches for Distribution to the Poor
Pompano Beach, FL (Thursday, June 12, 2014) — Cross International, a 501c3 Christian relief and development organization that provides food, shelter, medical care, water, education, self-help programs, care for orphans, and emergency relief to the poorest of the poor around the world in the name of Christ, has embarked upon a project to help rural churches in Vietnam install and stock medicine boxes in rural villages.
The goal is to equip 30 churches with the medicine boxes, which contain first aid items and basic medicines so treatable wounds and illnesses no longer lead to disabilities or take precious lives.
In rural Vietnam, getting medical care and obtaining medicines is extremely difficult for the poor. For many families, securing even basic items like aspirin or antibiotics is nearly impossible. Clinics, hospitals and pharmacies are hours away by car (which most families don’t have), so most poor villagers simply do without medical care.
According Cross International’s project managers, this program will also help support the evangelical outreaches of the church partners receiving the sponsored medicine boxes. Local churches in Vietnam are closely watched by their government and are burdened with many limitations on preaching of the Gospel. The medicine boxes open doors of evangelism for pastors serving in these remote areas. Many families who received medicine and treatment have turned to Christianity.
The fund raising goals is $12,925, which will help equip Vietnamese churches with fully-stocked cabinets of medicine and first aid supplies.
Readers can learn more and donate: http://www.crossinternational.org/medicine.
Their sponsoring donations are used as follows:
$50 helps put critically needed pain, diarrhea and disease treatments in the box.
$100 helps put antibiotics, bandages and injury-related medications in the box.
$216 stocks half of the needed supplies in the box.
$430 Sponsors a full medicine box for a Vietnamese Church joining the program