A local charity that helps communities overseas is asking for donations this weekend.
MEMO Director Dr. Jerome Harvey notes they send shipping containers full of medical supplies to communities in need, and costs can climb quickly.
He points out sending a single shipment to a destination like Cuba costs the charity $12,000.
“I think we’ve shipped about 81 ocean containers in the time MEMO has been in operation.”
Tonight, MEMO is holding a fundraiser dinner at the Victoria Inn at six o’clock, to pay for a recent shipment to El Salvador and the next shipment in the Spring.
Harvey says donations are vital because they don’t get government funding.