Remote Area Medical

Post updated 9/1/10 with service statistics for Port Sulphur, Louisiana – Plaquemines Parish:

674 patients were registered (37 children)
970 services were provided, including:

  • 231 general medical care
  • VISION – 45 exams only, 321 exams and eye-glasses
  • DENTAL – 51 exams only, 83 cleanings, 307 extractions, 143 fillings

112 Volunteers provided a total value of medical care ~ $143,384.00!


Remote Area Medical (RAM), in conjunction with the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals/Office of Public Health, is conducting a Medical Relief Event for residents of the New Orleans area Parishes of Orleans, St. Bernard, and Jefferson  from August 27-29.

The event is sponsored by RAM to commemorate the 5th Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and to provide relief for individuals affected by the BP Oil Spill.

No cost health care, dental care and eye care will be provided to attendees.  Specific services provided are listed below:

  • Dental – Cleanings, fillings, and extractions
  • Vision – Eye exam, frames, and glasses made on-site
  • Medical – General medical consultations, women’s health and appropriate referrals to specialty clinics or for follow up
  • Pharmacy – On site prescription fills are available for prescriptions written by a RAM health care provider as long as supplies last

RAM is a publicly supported all-volunteer charitable organization comprised of volunteer doctors, nurses, pilots, veterinarians and support workers.

The Lions Clubs of District 12-N have a long-standing relationship of helping RAM provide free medical services to those in need, including prior mission events to New Orleans since 2005.  On this trip are:

  • Lion Jim McFarland (West Knox Lions Club)
  • Lion Hubert Thompson (West Knox Lions Club)
  • Glenda Cannon (Karns Lioness Club)

Comment below and thank or send good wishes to our volunteers!

Check back as this post will be updated with service statistics after the RAM mission is completed.

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2 Responses to “Lions Club Members Serve with Remote Area Medical in New Orleans”

  1. Wendy Cain says:

    Thanks for the great work living our motto, “We Serve”!
    Be safe!

  2. Julie Atkins says:

    That is awesome…way to go! I loved working with RAM when they did the event here in Lafayette in May 2008 following the tornado. They have such a strong and lasting impact on a community in a short period of time, and it’s wonderful to see Tennessee Lions are helping in New Orleans. You are an inspiration to others to be of service!



2 Responses to “Lions Club Members Serve with Remote Area Medical in New Orleans”

  1. Wendy Cain says:

    Thanks for the great work living our motto, “We Serve”!
    Be safe!

  2. Julie Atkins says:

    That is awesome…way to go! I loved working with RAM when they did the event here in Lafayette in May 2008 following the tornado. They have such a strong and lasting impact on a community in a short period of time, and it’s wonderful to see Tennessee Lions are helping in New Orleans. You are an inspiration to others to be of service!