Greensboro, NC – After the devastating earthquake hit Haiti in January, people all over the world joined forces to aid in the country’s relief. When Matthews Specialty Vehicles was notified that the Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation was making connections for vehicle transport to Haiti, Matthews relished the opportunity to contribute to relief efforts in Haiti. Thanks to the Mobile Health Clinics Network, MSV was able to put their stock Bloodmobile to good use. “We had this vehicle and knew it could do a lot of good in Haiti, we just didn’t know how to get it there.” said Brad Matthews, Owner of Matthews Specialty Vehicles. He added “It was perfect timing.” and “This is what partnerships are all about. We’re proud to work with all of these organizations to do some good where it’s really needed.”
Located in Greensboro, NC, Matthews Specialty Vehicles manufacturers custom designed specialty vehicles for several industries and is one of the leading bloodmobile and mobile health manufacturers in the nation. MSV has held a national contract for bloodmobiles with the American Red Cross for the past six years and has been a member of the Mobile Health Clinics Network for over five years.
“It’s always been a pleasure to build vehicles that make such a big difference in the world. I’m delighted to be a part of this project.” said Dennis Hoag, who has been the Sales Director at Matthews for over 18 years.
The 40-foot Bloodmobile donated by Matthews Specialty Vehicles includes four contoured blood donor beds, one enclosed interview room, three large benches, a desk with many cabinets and several storage compartments. “There are so many uses for a vehicle like this during this challenging time. There’s great potential for this bloodmobile to make a difference in Haiti. We are proud to be in a position to make this donation and humbled by the experience.” said Dennis Hoag.
The vehicle also includes two on-board generators, a leveling jack system, three roof-top A/C units, two baseboard heating units, and a back-up monitor for safety.
The partnership between Matthews Specialty Vehicles and the Mobile Health Clinics Network has enabled MSV to contribute to the disaster relief efforts while the Mobile C.A.R.E. Foundation works to bring the efforts of so many people together. Their hard work and time is greatly appreciated by Matthews, who is grateful for this opportunity and looks forward to future collaborations.