Tuesday, October 6, 2009
H-Day Ontario 2009
Ontario, CA - Humanitarian Day came to the Inland Empire for the first time on September 5th, 2009 and was held at the Mercy House in Ontario, CA. Nine organizations, including the coordinating organization: UPLIFT, came together to participate in the event. The 50 volunteers, many of them fasting, weathered 108 degree heat to serve 190 underprivileged individuals.
Volunteers passed out Water, T-Shirts, hygiene kits, back to school supplies, newborn essentials and toys to participants before directing them to the free health screenings and hot lunch areas.
Participants had an opportunity to receive free health screenings as well as receive medical, dental, vision and pharmaceutical consultation. The health services were provided and organized by Al Shifa Clinic, in San Bernardino, and American Muslim Health Professionals AMHP).
The response and feedback from the event was tremendous and the growing need in the area makes the continuance of this event in the Inland Empire a priority.