AFYA is a not-for-profit organization that takes unused, unexpired medical supplies that have been donated by New York area hospitals and ships them to developing countries. ("Afya" means "good health" in Swahili, the language of Tanzania, which is the country to which the medical supplies were first shipped). Each Tuesday, the missionaries in Yonkers volunteer up to two hours of their time to help sort, categorize, label, and box up the medical supplies. Today, Tuesday, September 22, 2015, was our first time helping with this amazing project.
Beverly sorts through the hundreds of medical supplies in this box:
Sister Tesch (left) and Sister Larsen (far right) label the sorted supplies:
Elder Barberán helps box up the medical supplies:
Elder Wilson tapes up boxes for shipping to developing countries:
Scott helps sort supplies:
We are proud of all the service that the LDS missionaries render here in the New York New York North mission and worldwide!