In 2018, Refuge International was fortunate to meet Sue Gillette, RN from Denver, CO. She attended a medical mission trip to Sarstun, Guatemala and traveled with a medical bag of supplies from our office. She inquired how we get these supplies and how she could help out, and she became our traveling nurse, picking up donated supplies. Sue has helped Refuge not only by getting free medical supplies from facilities but also by delivering them to our office in Longview, Texas. She has put many miles on her vehicle.

When we asked why she would travel from Denver to Grand Junction to East Texas, Sue replied: “The waste in our country is a treasure for the people of Guatemala! The need is great, and if you can save money and time procuring the equipment and supplies needed for a medical mission trip, you are helping these amazing people!”