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valerielhowlett

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Review for Children of the Americas (COTA), Lexington, KY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have traveled annually with Children of the America’s for many years as a nurse. This year the team is showing it’s versatility. When Covid struck the people of Guatemala, the COTA organization stepped up to the plate and provided an abundance of medical supplies. They are currently supplying food every week to around 100 families during this time of crisis. Amazing people, I’m always honored to be a part of the team. Valerie Howlett, Lexington Ky

Role:  Volunteer
 

Review for Children of the Americas (COTA), Lexington, KY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a nurse and 2017 was my 5th year to travel with COTA. I am amazed at what happens in the short amount of time this group spends in this beautiful country. I also help during the year to prepare for this yearly medical team. It takes a lot to make this happen. Many items are taken to be donated such as walkers and wheelchairs for many that were previously carried everywhere by their families. Supplies are also donated to the hospitals that offer space for our team as well as to local charitable organizations. Every year I have traveled with this group I have been humbled by their generosity as no one, including the president or board members, make any money. Everyone covers their own expenses and everything else happens with donations and fund raisers. The gratefulness of the those receiving surgeries, examinations, medicines, prosthesis or dental care cannot be put into words. The women and children who receive care are truly deserving. I see lifelong friendships form among team members. I see all of these volunteers leave knowing they have been involved in a group that truly makes a difference. I look forward to continuing to be a part of this organization.

Role:  Volunteer