Volunteers and Supporters
C.D.R.I. counts on many volunteers and supporters. The doctors' wives and grown children volunteer their expertise and time to help the humanitarian projects become a success. None of these projects would have been possible without the support and help from the recipient communities. They provide local transportation, meals, lodging and many community leaders facilitate the often difficult bureaucratic burdens.
In Canada, some dental supplies companies, University of Toronto, Faculty of Dentistry and other health institutions have donated dental supplies and other health essentials that make these project possible.
We appreciate the helpful support and hard work of: Francine Couture, Georgette Kreher, Maureen Black, Cecilia Yung, Dr.Matthew Kreher, Sarah Kreher, Fernanda Ibarra, Ignacia Ibarra, Paula Humeres-Black, Eric Yung, Patrick Yung, Pilar Navas, Mark Abbott, Dra. Adriana Amador, Dr. Stuart Robertson,Sandra Trepte and Helmut Trepte, Dr. Emilie Thibault,Dr. Rodrigo Alvarez, Dr. Sebastian Villa, Angeles Castaño, Tim Mackay,Gina Pakarati and Jean Pakarati among many more.
We would also like to thank the many people that have helped us during the planning phase of each project and those in each of the communities we have visited.