TRUJILLO – Members of the U.S. Navy Seabees teamed up with and Honduran volunteers and refurbished two medical facilities in Trujillo during Southern Partnership Station 2014, Sept. 18-25.
Over a one week period, military members and the volunteers renovated areas at the rural Clinica Guadalupe Carney, adding a bathroom, clothes washing station, and a 200-gallon water tank.
At the Dr. Salvador Paredes Hospital, the team installed a five-horsepower pump along with an expansion tank.
“I was happy our U.S. friends came here to touch up our clinic because we do not have the resources to do so,” said Clinica Guadalupe Carney nurse Deliy Marmol. “It’s amazing what a difference small repairs and additions helps our staff out a lot.”
The clinic has a volunteer who does minor repairs in his spare time after his daily job on a farm.
“When I heard that the U.S. military was sending some engineers to work on the clinic, I offered my assistance to help because it’s the right thing to do and it’s the clinic I go to for all my needs,” said Clinica Guadalupe Carney volunteer Eliceo Lemu Lobo.
Southern Partnership Station is a U.S. military deployment focused on subject matter expert exchanges with Honduran counterparts.
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