address one of the greatest needs for developing countries, in June 2004 MWC’s NJ chapter Coordinated shipping $100,000
worth of medical supplies to Mindanao Islands in the Philippines. This shipment included a mammogram machine, four X-Ray machines,
three Carms, an X-Ray table, and other medical accessories. Old computers, books, medicines, clothes and toys were sent as
well. In the past, MWC has coordinated with local chapters to send medical supplies to Afghanistan and Uzbekistan.
are some pictures and a letter from Albert Santoli of the Asia America Initiative.
ASIA AMERICA INITIATIVE
Albert Santoli, President
1523 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
June 14, 2006
Dr. Tasneem Shamim, MD
Muslim Women’s Coalition
1283 Route 27
Dear Dr. Shamim:
Greetings of Peace.
Thank you for the ongoing partnership in humanitarian
projects between the Asia America Initiative and the Muslim Women’s Coalition. We have now been working together since
2002 to provide much needed life saving medicines and medical supplies to impoverished and war-torn Muslim Mindanao in the
Philippines and earthquake relief to Pakistan. Our extended partnerships
have includes the American Jewish Community, and the Tzu Chi Buddhist Benevolent Foundation, as well as Catholic universities
in Manila and Notre Dame College
in the Philippines. Our inter-Faith coalitions have proven that we are brought together rather than divided by our respective
Our example of good people working together with
mutual respect is a needed example to overcome the hatred and suffering caused by intolerance that dominates the world today.
Whenever we have a project in need, we never hesitate to contact each other. We have always tried our best to assist each
other on behalf of those in need.
I am once again grateful for the $2,000 donation
that MVC provided to the Asia America Initiative in support of the $290,000 [wholesale] of children's and OB/GYN medicines
I recently brought to Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines.
These medicines are under the control of our partner, Dr. Fahra Tan Omar, the provincial health director in Sulu and
head doctor of the regional hospital. I understand that the origin of the funds was the American Jewish Congress organization.
We are very grateful to them.
May God bless you and all our partners in your
dedication to serving humanity.