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Local 4x4 Club Travels into Remote Mountainous Areas to Deliver Needed Medications
email this pageprint this pageemail usBob Cohen - PVNN
July 06, 2010



On the last weekend of June members of the local 4x4 Club made their annual trip into the mountains of Nayarit to deliver much needed medications to some of the poor towns located in the remote region.
A group of friends that have a passion for 4x4 vehicles do much more than show off their modified 4x4 vehicles and go for fun trail rides. Vallarta 4x4 Club and Rescue was founded over 5 years ago with the purpose of enjoying 4x4 vehicles and helping out the local community whenever possible.

Taking advantage of what a 4x4 vehicle can do, the Club undertakes annual trips into the local mountains to help out the less fortunate by bring much needed supplies, usually where normal vehicles cannot reach.

The last weekend in June, the 4x4 club got together and delivered much needed medications to some of the less fortunate people who live in the remote, (and sometimes impossible to reach) small pueblos located in the mountainous coastal areas of Jalisco. In some places, there are no roads and, even with the top of the line 4x4 vehicles, gaining access is not an easy task, however an extremely rewarding one.

On this occasion, medications with a wholesale value of over $17,000 were delivered to regional medical outposts for the towns of El Hundido, San Pedro, Los Llanitos, El Nogal, Las Mesas y Los Lobos, all located in the Sierra Cuale.

Many of the more remote ranchos of the region do not have purified water, electricity or doctors, and rely solely on the medical outposts for assistance. Some of the items donated were; medications for the flu, fever, intestinal infections, antibiotics, anti-scorpion serums, basic supplies and more.

The 4x4 group is made up of local residents. Those that made the trip into the mountains this past weekend were Victor Danielli, Salvador Flores Estrada, Juan Carlos Martinez, Maximino Montes, Simri Gonzalez, Jesse Cann, Dave Prior, Aaron Ochoa and Jose Manuel Mairen. The sponsors of the medicines were Navy League, Vallarta Yacht Club, Paradise Village Resort, Vallarta Adventures, Toyota Puerto Vallarta and Vallarta 4x4 Club.

If you have a 4x4 vehicle and enjoy giving back to the community, feel free to contact the 4x4 club to participate in future trips. The residents of these small towns will be most grateful that you care and give your time and efforts to help them. Keep up the good work!




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