FEMUR – St Barts Foundation for Emergency Medical Equipment
Founded over 25 years ago by a group of French, American, and native St Barth residents, FEMUR raises money to purchase equipment for the local hospital.
Each year the Hospital Director provides a list of items needed to improve service and care.
Over the years, FEMUR has made great contributions; Four years ago they raised 140,000 euros to build a new Dialysis Center.
In 2007, they raised 240,000 euros for a new Radiation Center.
Their current, and largest, project is to raise 600,000 euros to purchase a new CT scanner. Each week injured or sick residents or tourists must be evacuated to St Martin for CT scans and having a scanner on-island will be an extremely valuable tool for the residents and island visitors.
Seven years ago, FEMUR established an American 501 C Charitable Foundation so that contributions from Americans to the hospital are tax deductible under IRS rules.
If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause
Make your check out to:
St. Barth Medical Equipment Foundation
c/o Mr. Lawrence O’Donnell
32 South Church Street
West Chester, PA 19382.