On Saturday November 18, about two dozen District 7780 Rotarians and Interacters from ME and NH converged on a storage warehouse on Gooch St in Biddeford to load a shipping container with crutches, canes, walkers, wheelchairs, and other mobility devices.  These items had been collected over the past year by Rotarians and friends from Seacost NH and Southern ME. This 24' container, the 7th to be loaded in Maine for Crutches 4 Africa since 2011, is headed for Uganda.
Candice Talbot and Dennis Robillard watch David Talbot
work his magic with the forklift
We were pleased to be joined by David Talbot, founder of Crutches4Africa, and his wife Candice from Denver Colorado. David ran the fork lift to load pallets of crutches while Candice kept track of items and quantities loaded for customs documentation. As with the previous loads, the effort was led by Dennis Robillard of Saco Bay Sunset Rotary Club. 
Candice mentioned that this container puts Maine ahead of even the Denver area in number of containers shipped for this charity. Once the container has arrived at its destination, has been off loaded, and passed customs, David and Candice will travel to Uganda to direct distribution of the contents to folks in need there.
Westbrook-Gorham Rotary Club President Bill Chadwick and member Christine Johnson participated in the many activities required, like sorting, pairing and tie-wrapping crutches.  District Governor Dave Underhill and his wife Linda were also there working hard (and having a good time!). To learn more about Crutches 4 Africa, visit their website: http://www.crutches4africa.org/ 
L: Bill Chadwick
R: Bill, DG Dave Underhill, Christine Johnson
Bundling crutches
Dave & Linda Underhill (center)