The Betania Foundation, under the supervision of Maria Esperanza Bianchini Foley, held the 7th Health Service Day to assist, free of charge, the low income people of the neighboring villages of the Sanctuary of Betania, in the areas of gynecology, pediatrics, general medicine, ophthalmology, odontology and provision of medication. This is part of the social service apostolate that the Betania Foundation has been carrying out every year.
For this, the foundation put at their disposal the Finca Betania infrastructure and 63 volunteers on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. The collaboration of the doctors of these different specialties also was summoned by the institution. The Foundation “A Light for Your Eyes” collaborated with the provision of 113 eyeglasses. Additionally, Police officers of Miranda State upheld the public order. Thus approximately 317 people were assisted and medication was provided to those who required any.
With the joy of seeing so many people smile it is clear that “mercy is a source of joy, serenity and peace”, as Pope Francis says, and it was an opportunity for members of the foundation to live their slogan: “Shielded in faith to work for a better tomorrow.”