Bay resident takes new turn
Loren Dill, a Bay Village resident and member of the North Coast Rotary, recently bought a road bike to ride 600 miles for the benefit of Medical Equipment Supply Abroad (MESA). This Ohio Rotary project collects obsolete, but functioning, medical equipment, supplies and furniture. This could include eyeglasses, crutches, walkers and splints up to ultrasound scanners and dental drills.
Loren raised funds for the non-profit MESA by gathering sponsors for a bike tour of Northwest Ohio from Avon Lake to Port Clinton and back June 14-20. The bike tour goes 60 to 75 miles each day, with riders staying at Norwalk Rotary Club members' homes.
As people realized the benefit of MESA – which recycles U.S. medical equipment and supplies, warehouses them in the MESA warehouse in Fostoria, Ohio, and ships them to International Rotary Clinics in the Caribbean, South America and Africa – they gladly supported Loren’s mission.
This is the 15th year that Rotary International has ridden to help MESA reach its fundraising goal of $55,000.