We received an update from Spirit of America, where Chrissy Burbach, the Afghanistan Field Representative for SoA,travelled to a clinic there. Giving Children Hope provided boxes full of medical supplies in an effort to fill the gap between medical centers and supply stock in Afghanistan. Medical supplies ranging from exam gloves and cotton swabs to maternity kits and orthopaedic braces, were received by soldiers with the 2-17 Field Artillery stationed in the Shah Wali Kot district of Kandahar last month. These supplies will ultimately help aid the residents in the area as well as Spirit of America in offering assistance to the clinics in the district. Many medical centers in the area constantly run short of basic supplies needed to treat patients, so the shipment will greatly aid the staff in treating patients more effectively. We are looking forward to working with Spirit of America on many more projects,and we would like to thank our troops who are in Afghanistan to help!!