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March 2009 – GTAH provide Aid to Bellevue Hospital in Jamaica ,W.I.
GTAH delivers 40 boxes of badly needed clothing and bedding as well as 180 pairs of footwear and five computers (Pentium 4 with fat screens) to the Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital in Jamaica , W.I. This was the first of what we hope will be many future collaborative projects between GTAH, its network of supporters and the Bellevue Hospital to bring a better quality of service to the patients and allow them to see a little brighter light at the end of the tunnel. Thanks to Mr. Hugh Porter, CEO of the Hospital who worked with us on this project. Thanks also to Former Ambassador to the UN, Patricia Durrant for her support during the mission and for mobilizing assistance for the breakdown, sorting and distribution to Bellevue and to the other institutions. Most of the items delivered were donated to GTAH by members of the staff body of the United Nations in New York . The 180 pairs of footwear were donated by Quantum Athletics, a small store located in Fresh Meadows, Queens , NY . They have through their generosity, exhibited a great sense of corporate responsibility and support of the world community. Their philanthropy does not make the headlines and they gain no financial “bread upon the waters” from their giving. They simply give.

Support for Medical Clinic in Kingston , Jamaica
GTAH donates 15 boxes of clothing to the Foundation for International Self Help’s Medical Center (FISH Clinic) located in Gordon Town , Kingston . FISH clinic is a non profit health service facility meeting the health care needs of Jamaican of all walks of life, but primarily the poor. They depend on donations to fill the needs of the clinic so that they can provide their service to the community at little or no cost. The donated items went to the Thrift Shop operated by FISH to raise funds. GTAH is pleased to know that funds raised from its donation enable the clinic to paint the entire facility and to give it a badly needed face list.

GTAH donated 6 boxes of clothing to the “Home for the Poor” located in Kingston , Jamaica
GTAH continues its support of needy Children’s Hospitals, Orphanages and Primary Schools in Haiti , Jamaica and the Dominican Republic . GTAH’s support will now extend to the continent of Africa , with its coalition partners, Earth Rights Institute (ERI) and the United African Congress.

March 2007 – GTAH Mission to Lousiana to Help victims of Huricane Katrina
GTAH visits Slidel , Louisiana on March 25, 2007 to present a check in the amount of $11,717.70 raised from the “Sounds of New Orleans” concert to the Mayor, Ben Morris and Mr. Don O’Bryan, Chairman of the Rotary Rebuilds Slidell for the rebuilding of the Senior Citizen Center.

December 2007 – GTAH Supports Children’s Hospital and Schools in Jamaica
On GTAH’s mission to Jamaica , the team delivered $37,000 worth of wheelchairs, powdered milk, stuffed animals, school supplies, computers, office supplies, medical supplies, hygiene kits, kits for new borns and toys for the Bustamante Children Hospital in Kingston , Treasure Beach School in St. Elizabeth and Schools in Westmoreland , Jamaica.

January 2006 -GTAH, AAI, Kids Explore and Jet Blue Airways transported and distributed over 1000 toys to the children of Puerto Plata and Santiago, DR at a Christmas Party.

April 2006 – GTAH Supports victims of Katrina with Fund Raiser and Donations
GTAH’s Gordon Tapper visited New Orleans to meet with Mayor Ben Morris of Slidel to determine what rehabilitation project would be the beneficiary of a fundraiser. Sounds of New Orleans Fundraising Concert held at the United Nations ECOSOC Chamber to aid the rehabilitation of those areas in Louisiana and Mississippi that suffered the effects of Hurricane Katrina. The event was jointly sponsored by GTAH, Ambassador Spatafora of the Mission of Italy to the United Nations and his wife, Mrs. Spatafora as well as the UN Staff Relief Committee and the United Nations Relief Committee. The concert grossed a total of $23,958.

GTAH Support of Eye Clinic in Dominican Republic
GTAH supported a major Ophthalmology Mission in Santo Domingo organized by the First Lady of Dominican Republic. One World Alliance, American Airlines, Project Cure, AAI and GTAH partnering with COPDES and the Government of the Dominican Republic brought $1,000,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to Santo Domingo to upgrade hospital facilities in the city. In addition, American Airlines staff members and AAI member, William Dise, led a 25 person group of volunteers in painting several schools and orphanages in Santo Domingo.

August 2005 – GTAH and Partners Support Medical Facilities and School in Dominican Republic
GTAH, Kids Explore and Airline Ambassadors collaborated with the Luisa Messon Foundation in Puerto Plata , Dominican Republic in shipping and distributing a 45ft container with donations of library books, text books, school kits, hygiene kits, school desk and chairs, newborn kits and sport equipment for the children of Puerto Plata. GTAH along with the United Nations staff collected and delivered over 50 boxes of clothing and toiletries to the Katrina victims in Louisiana We had the support of Kids Explore and Universal Aid.

December 2005 -GTAH with a delegation consisting of six persons including United Nations staff members and supported by Airline Ambassadors completed a relief mission to Slidell , Louisiana where they volunteered to help with the clean up of flood damage houses.

2004 – GTAH and Partners in Dominican Republic
GTAH joined with Kids Explore and Airline Ambassadors International to deliver aid and services in the form of wheelchairs, hygiene kits, school kits, soccer balls, baseball equipment and uniforms to the children in the communities of Cabarete, Montellano and Jimini in the Dominican Republic . GTAH organized medical and dental missions to Mandeville , Jamaica and delivered $30,000.00 worth of supplies to the Mustard See and Maxfield Park Children’s Homes, the Bustamante Children Hospital and the Percy Junor Hospital . GTAH donated 20 wheelchairs to the Percy Junor Hospital in Spaldings, Clarendon , Jamaica.

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