Michigan-based dealer American RV is building a mobile medical clinic for Calvary Church in Holland, according to a press release.
The van will be shipped to Fort Mercredi, Haiti, in April to the STEP Seminary. A medical team of two local doctors and two nurses will use the mobile clinic to serve more than 23,000 people who are in need of life-saving medical care.
Calvary Church purchased a 2012 Mercedes Benz Sprinter 3500 for the foundation of the mobile clinic, but finding designers and builders to convert it into a specialized medical vehicle proved to be a challenge.
“There were only a couple companies we found in other states that would consider this project,” says Joyce Johnson, missions director for Calvary Church. “So, we were thrilled when we found a local company, American RV, who had the expertise and desire to take on this project.”
“What started out as a custom project for Kirk, Jon and Hank at American RV, has turned into a passionate labor of love. These men are dedicated and driven – working on the project from home, past work hours, making manuals, taking pictures and videos. Along with Calvary, these men are invested in this mission with their hearts.”
Chad Neff, general manager of American RV, noted, “We are honored and humbled to use our talents to help Calvary Church aid people across the world. We put a lot of labor and a lot of love into this project knowing just how vital and appreciated it will be to the people it serves in Haiti.”
After nearly 200 hours, the mobile medical clinic is almost complete and includes:
• Two consultation rooms & two exam beds.
• Sinks & tanks for fresh water and waste water.
• Custom-built cabinets for medical equipment & supplies.
• Generator for electricity and AC.