Last year, a select few of us from On-Site Helping Hands embarked on a medical mission to visit the wonderful people of Ghana…including providing some much-needed medical aid to the remote villages there. On-Site provided mobile first-aid treatment clinics to a number of villages, and assisted in the installation of a life-saving water well. With a lack of electricity and running water, these communities struggle daily to obtain essentials that are vital to sheer survival, proper sanitation, and decreasing the spread of diseases. Men, women, and children alike lined up for hours waiting for their turn to receive care. Despite the desperate need they each faced, something amazing happened…over and over…that we didn’t expect to see. No matter how long the wait, how bad the injury or illness, these people would still step aside and let someone else go before them. To be able to help those in their time of need was only surpassed by the opportunity to share in this mission with these wonderful people…and witness such an appreciative, kind, humble, and selfless culture. The communities and people of Ghana desperately need additional continued support and assistance…and it’s our mission to continue these efforts, and expand upon that mission, by enlisting the help of other great organizations that hope to make a difference as well.
For 2020, we’ve chosen to embark on a new journey…with new and permanent goals for Ghana. On-Site Health & Safety, as part of our On-Site Helping Hands mission, will find another amazing team of volunteers heading to Ghana to make a difference…but with a new drive and purpose this year. Our focus for 2020 will be on helping the communities create their own type of “On-Site” mobile care.
Never before have we witnessed a group of communities so eager to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to sustain themselves. We will assist in helping Meaningful Life International with the development of a brand-new mobile care clinic. In addition, our plan involves aiding the communities through creating treatment protocols and helping teach a group of select individuals how to administer first-aid care. There will be a special emphasis on the treatment and prevention of common conditions, such as tuberculosis, cholera, malaria, and typhoid fever...all of which continue to ravage the communities of Ghana.
Our mission is to essentially help Ghana…help themselves. By providing medical-aid training and supplies, we can assist them not only with their desire to help care for their own, but to begin to change the tide of both access and knowledge for a new generation…one that can truly help create a permanent solution for these wonderful people by empowering them with the means and ability to impact their own culture, lives, and future generations to come. Whether here at home or around the globe, On-Site’s Helping Hands continue to make the world a better place…one child, one person, one community, and one country at a time.
There are many ways in which both individuals and companies can help support this great cause.
On-Site Health & Safety has set a fundraising goal for June 01, 2020, of:
$25,000 AND 25 BOXES OF SUPPLIES
All donations are tax exempt…and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to
benefiting the specific communities in need.
On-Site Health & Safety thanks you in advance for your generous support and contributions to this valuable mission.
Below is a limited list of just some of the items the communities of Ghana are in desperate need of:
Ultra Sound Machine
Blood Pressure Cuffs
All donations are tax exempt, and will go directly to the specific communities in need.
If you have any questions on whether an item can be donated or not, please contact any of the following:
On-Site Helping Hands
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At age 17, Kelly started her career in the medical field as a Lifeguard because she wanted to help people in need. Over twenty years later, she is now a certified EMT, Medical Assistant, Electrocardiogram Technician, and Phlebotomist. Kelly has been teaching CPR/ First Aid classes for over 20 years and taught in Medical Assisting, Phlebotomy, and Electrocardiogram schools for about two years. She began working for On-Site Health and Safety four years ago. Kelly helped organize last year’s medical mission to Ghana and fell in love. She has made it a personal goal to go to Ghana every year and help them with their mission to establish their own emergency response system
Starting at a young age, Jenna has volunteered with various organizations throughout her community. She has always had the desire and heart to help anyone she could. In 2012, Jenna graduated from California State University, East Bay with a bachelor’s in Health Sciences. From her schooling, she learned that health care is not something everyone has equal access to. From personal experiences, she saw just how important access to health care truly is. Helping the communities in Ghana establish an emergency response system is a way to give back, share the knowledge we have, and help give them a shot at a long, healthy, and happy life.
Rose started in medicine at 14 years old as a lifeguard and is still certified as such today. In between medicine, she delved deep into construction as a NACE level 3 inspector working in industrial and commercial applications. Transitioning from Title 22 emergency medicine into Title 8 First Aid in OSHA regulations with On-Site Health and Safety, Rose is now offered the opportunity to treat and educate employees on a level that is more relevant to their everyday life. She feels going to Ghana is an extension of this same outlook. Teaching to a global community about the importance of basic healthcare and how preventative care is key to a productive and flourishing environment that fosters a strong and independently thriving country.
Kyle has been an Arizona and National Registered Emergency Medical Technician for 2 ½ years. He is currently working on his Associates Degree in Emergency Response and Operations. During this program, Kyle has had the ability to obtain additional training in HAZMAT Operations, Fire and Life Safety Code Inspection and Enforcement, and Drug and Alcohol Addiction Intervention. The reason why Kyle wants to go to Ghana is the same reason why he chose the career path he has; his goal in life is to help others. Helping others is what Kyle feels he has been called to do and studying medicine is what he enjoys. So naturally when Kyle heard about the chance to go to another country and help bring life saving knowledge to people in need, he was excited for the opportunity.
To Nikki, a definition of love is to give back selflessly and in any way you can. As a person who wear her heart on her sleeve, Nikki is on the Ghana team because she wants to show gratitude for what she has been given in life, by giving back to the citizens of Ghana. Nikki believes we are all made for greatness and greatness is measured by the amount we are willing to give. When she heard about this trip, she was called to help in any way possible. Nikki believes everyone should leave the world a little better than the way they found it and that we truly can make a difference in people’s life by what we give back. She is thankful for the opportunity to be able to make a difference in the lives of the people of Ghana.
Alejandra (Alex) has been an EMT and a phlebotomist for about a year. She is currently applying to Physician’s Assistant school and excited for the upcoming process. Alex loves spending time with her family and enjoys playing soccer in her free time. In 2012, she traveled to Ghana with her soccer team to provide young children with soccer gear and taught them how to play. Having this experience and witnessing health suffering and poverty drove Alex into the medical field. She told herself that she would never go back to Ghana unless she could help provide some type of medical assistance. Working with On-Site Health and Safety gave Alex her chance to go back and help Ghana establish their own medical response system.
Please mail or drop supplies off to the address below.
Note: Supply pick up is also available, if needed for large donations.
On-Site Health & Safety
Attention: Team Ghana
520 6th Street Rodeo, CA 94572
(866) 998- 2750