WORLD MEDICAL Relief Incorporated President and Chief Executive Officer George V. Samson was recently honored for donating medical equipment and medicines to Manila.
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada recently presented Samson with the key to the city.
In a resolution sponsored by Councilors Bernardito C. Ang and Marlon M. Lacson, , the city council said that under Samson’s leadership, “WMRI has made tremendous contributions to the City of Manila through the donations of containers-filled with life-saving equipment and supplies to the city’s hospitals.”
Samson, a native of Magalang, Pampanga, was a Most Outstanding Kapampangan Awardee in 2010. He was also a finalist in the TOFIL Awards (The Outstanding Filipino) in 2011.
He was accompanied at the recognition rites by his wife Dr Sheila Samson and WMRI Ambassador of Health Dr. David Zarate who also travelled to strife-torn areas in Mindanao to distribute donations of medical supplies, equipment, medicines to hospitals and people.
WMRI was established in 1953 by Irene M. Auberlin, a housewife from Detroit, who organized and gathered her friends to help about 400 children who were orphaned by the Korean War. Auberlin has been called the “Mother Theresa od Detroit” because of her missions of mercy.
For the past two years alone, WMRI shipped about millions of dollar worth of medicines and medical equipment to Afghanistan, Botswana, Congo, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ghana, Haiti, Jordan, Kenya, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey and Uganda.