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Lending a Helping Hand for More than 20 Years

For more than 20 years, Certol International has been lending a helping hand through product donations to a completely self-funded international mission group within the Minnetonka United Methodist Church (MUMC). Each January, the program’s volunteers travel to either Panama or Honduras with the mission to apply their skills in construction, sewing, stove building, vacation bible school (VBS), public health initiatives/education, and dental treatment/oral health care. In January 2017, the group will travel to Santiago, Panama to work with Volunteers in Mission (VIM) Panama. Certol has supplied the group with ProSpray C-60 , a concentrated surface disinfectant and cleaner and ProEZ 2, a low foaming dual enzymatic detergent for cleaning medical and dental instruments. These products will be instrumental to the upcoming dental clinic in Santiago hosted by Dr. Gary Williams and his team, helping to ensure that they are running a clean clinic.

VIM Panama is a global mission program of the United Methodist Church located in the country of Panama. It is an ecumenical partnership between United Methodist Volunteers In Mission (UMVIM) and other non-governmental organizations working beside Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Panama (IEMPA) to improve the spiritual and physical lives of the population of Panama. VIM Panama’s programs and projects include construction, medical/dental/optical services, health education, community and environmental assessment, church development, and religious training.