Last year we were able to get a considerable amount of items to a congregation in the Guardalavaca area and I wanted to post thanks from Pastor Eddy Garces to all who have given time and effort to help his community in Melilla, Holguin.
Pastor Eddy is the fellow standing out in front and left of the house sharing some donations with a family in Melilla.
This is an ongoing project so if any are planning a trip to the Guardalavaca, Holguin area and want to see something of Cuba away from the resorts this is a good opportunity. The town is only about 5 minutes from Playa Pesquero and Grand Playa Turquesa resorts and about 20 minutes from the town of Guardalavaca.
In addition Eddy Garces is diabetic so items for his personal health care are also appreciated;
Blood Glucose Monitoring System.
a digital blood pressure cuff.
dental hygiene items such as water pic, electric tooth brush,
dental floss, toothpaste, etc.
foot care products such as good walking shoes, quality socks without seams, foot bath, foot powder, topical antibiotic ointments etc.
Antimicrobial Healthy Diabetics Foot Kit
“Healthy skin helps prevent infection. Adhering to a daily regimen of foot hygiene is fundamental for diabetics. The Diabetic Basics foot hygiene kit is a 3-fold antimicrobial system that helps keep feet healthy and free of the problems
that plague diabetic patients.”
A Diabetic Foot Kit contains:
• Foot Sanitizer
• Foot Powder
• Foot Lotion
various UV protection sunglasses, baseball caps, sun hats, etc.
reading aids such as magnifying screen or a magnifying glass.
skin protection items such as work gloves, skin creams, rubbing alcohol, sunblocks, etc.
a good supply of aspirin or ASA, some diabetics benefit from regular usage as well as multivitamins, vitamin E capsules, etc.
books and literature on the latest diabetes care concerns and solutions in Spanish or English.
Melilla is easy to find, any cab driver in front of the resorts can get you there, just tell the driver that you are looking for Pastor Eddy Garces and they will take you to his home and church. Best times to go are fairly early in the morning before 10:00 am or in the evening around supper time and also on Saturdays.
Donations really can be anything including sports equipment, clothing and underwear, shoes, small tools, storage boxes, household and kitchen goods and Eddy will see to it that they get into the right hands.
Pastor Eddy’s Address:
Iglesia de Melilla
Att: Pastor Eddy Garces
Melilla, Holguin, Cuba
Address: Edit Garces
AP 26, Raphael Freyre, Hoguin, Cuba, CP 82200