Q: What is the mission of the LaTorra-Larsen Medical Foundation?
A: The mission of the LaTorra-Larsen Medical Foundation is to provide donated medical equipment and medical supplies to needy hospitals and medical clinics in Haiti to help refurbish and renovate healthcare facilities and improve the living standards of the poorest nation in America's own "backyard".
Q: What does the foundation actually do?
A: The foundation rebuilds, refurbishes, and renovates hospitals and medical clinics in Haiti to help them come into the 21st century of medicine by delivering donated medical supplies and medical equipment for direct use in patient care.
Q: Who donates to the LaTorra-Larsen Medical Foundation?
A: Hospitals, medical clinics, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, chiropractors, and various other medical professionals. Individuals from cities and states across the country also donate. Anyone who has medical equipment or medical supplies to donate is welcome to contact us to do so.
Q: What do people donate to the foundation?
A: Items that can be used in the direct care of patients, supplies that can be used to renovate hospitals, or financial support. Take a look at our donations page to see some of what others have given as an example.
Q: What items are not accepted by the foundation?
A: Clothing, household items, TV sets, Liquids, medications, X-ray film, expired medical supplies, medical supplies that have been opened, sterile medical supplies that have become non-sterile (through being opened) or otherwise contaminated, non-hospital bed mattresses, medical equipment that is broken or otherwise unrepairable, and medical equipment for which spare parts can no longer be found. If you are unsure of whether your donation can be accepted, please .
Q: How can I donate to the LaTorra-Larsen Medical Foundation?
A: If you are a hospital, medical clinic, physician, nurse, dentist, pharmacist, chiropractor, or other medical professional who would like to donate medical supplies or equipment, please via email.
If you would like to make a tax deductible financial donation to the foundation, you can either donate via the Google Checkout or PayPal buttons at the top of every foundation webpage or donate via check made payable to "LaTorra-Larsen Medical Foundation" that can be postal mailed to P.O. Box 220688 West Palm Beach, FL 33422-0688.
Q: Is the LaTorra-Larsen Medical Foundation a 501(c)(3) organization?
A: Yes. The foundation is a 501(c)(3), tax-exempt, and non-profit charity organization.
Q: Are donations to the LaTorra-Larsen Medical Foundation
A: Yes. All donations to the foundation are tax-deductible given the foundation's 501(c)(3) status.
Q: If I ship a donation to the foundation and pay for the shipping, is that shipping charge also tax deductible?
A: Yes. All shipping charges paid for by the donor for donations sent to the foundation are also tax-deductible.
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A patient with a bandaged face waits outside in a tent city for additional medical treatment.
Jan. 19, 2010