From Rotarian Bill Biddle
I need to form a team of 4 people to go to the Philippines, leaving Aug 23rd and back by Sept 8th. We have two shipping containers of wheelchairs to distribute in 2 districts. Airfare will run between $1,600.00 and $1,800.00. Other expenses should total about $1,000.00. I realize this is short notice but the wheelchairs suddenly were ordered and delivery is expected Aug 2nd to Aug 10th.
Please contact Bill Biddle or Frank Dean for more information.
Update w/ Additional info:
Wheelchair Distribution Philippines!! We have received word that the upcoming wheelchair distribution to the Philippines will take place much earlier than originally expected. The wheelchairs have been ordered for Districts 3820 and 3780 and will arrive in Manila between Aug 2nd and Aug 10th. We depart from Greenville/Spartanburg Airport Aug 23rd mid day and return will be Sept 8th.
Cost per person is about $1,600.00 to $1,800.00 air fare (Delta Airlines). It is possible that we may incur lodging or some meals expense so an additional $1,200.00 – $1,400.00 might be possible. However, I am working on lodging to be covered by the two districts.
We will distribute wheelchairs in Quezon City (RID 3780) and Quezon Province (RID 3820). District 3820 is rural while Quezon City, RID 3780, is part of Metro Manila. I am forming a team of 4 individuals who have a heart to make a big difference in the lives of indigent people and who are able to take 2 weeks away from work, and handle the expense of the trip. Team members must have a valid passport and it must be valid at least 6 months after the trip. Call me at (828) 216-0281 if you can go. In Rotary Service, Bill Biddle, IPP, RC of Asheville Breakfasts.