The MHSU has been operated by the Lions of Oklahoma for nearly 19 years, and is managed by the OLSF.
The Mobile Health Screening Unit was patterned after the Nebraska Mobile Health Screening Unit in 1998 based on the history and an article written by the Daily Oklahoman (Lions Put Health Screening Unit on Road for Oklahoma. 1998. Klinka, News OK.
We have made the matching funds request for the renovation and 4 additional KidSight Cameras! We are very excited to get started on updating the unit with supplies and a new exterior! the MHSU Committee will help guide the project and we will update you throughout the process!
The Nebraska unit has been updated three (3) times since inception and is currently a strong program. The unit tests in partnership with public schools and corporations and now runs an express van. OLSF intends to model this concept so we can serve more throughout the State of Oklahoma. We will also be able to serve on the weekdays with a smaller express unit.
NEEDS: we still need operational funds! If you have had the unit to your community and/or are aware of the work and want to help, please consider a gift of early detection for free health screenings!You can sponsor someone for a series of 8 critical screenings for only $30 dollars!
The MHSU is reserved by clubs throughout the state, and offers free health screenings to Oklahomans. Since its beginning, the Lions of Oklahoma have screened over 84,000 in a variety of tests, with over 30% of them failing one or more tests.
MHSU 2015-16 Total Tests- 9110
Total Failure Rate 29%
Total Volunteer Hours 88,592 valued at more than $1,325.880
(according to the Volunteer Center of Ok).
MHSU 2016-2017 Total Tests 9380
Total Failure Rate: 30%
Total Volunteer Hours 2,221 valued at almost $50 thousand dollars!
This reveals the need to continue testing for indicators of more serious problems.
The Oklahoma Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit is desperately needing refurbishing and funds for operation. OLSF has applied for grant funding however, the need for funds relies on Lions support as well. It only costs an average of $30 per person for supplies for testing and average of thirty percent of tests show a significant health concern. Individuals have reported the Unit as saving their lives and are grateful to Oklahoma Lions for maintaining this unit. If all Lions just gave 5$ to the unit we could get the unit refurbished and have funds left over for another year’s operations.
The MHSU desperately need the trailer remodeled. Lions would like to see more symbolism for Lions Club's and not just the sponsors. McClain’s RV is negotiating a price with a large reduction in the labor cost if we provide the material cost of $6100.
Let's keep this unit on the road testing to save lives!
Please give today!
MHSU Matching Funds Campaign Drive!
Thanks to many generous Lions, we have had some funds come in and we are able to start some of the interior remodeling.
The OLSF MHSU
also had a generous offer from a Stillwater Lions Club Member,John Mills
who will match funds up to $1000
raised by individual lions for this cause. We have had other Lions who have come forth to donate $1000 each. They are Jacque Mooney, Cannon Honda, Joshua Busby and Douglas Emde.
Thank you all for encouraging other Lions to give!
Thank you to those who have given to this campaign so far:
Lion Gary Taylor
Lion Kerwin Alexander
Langston City Lions Club -all 35 members!
Ronald & Loree Gaines
Lawton Noon Lions Club
Tulsa McCullough Lions Club
Midwest City Lions Club
PID George Hazelbaker
Lion Barbara Swineford
Lion Sue Thompson
District 3-H, 3-0, 3-L
Tulsa McCullough LC
North Enid Lions Club
Lion John Mills
Lion James Moser
Laverne Lions Club
NW OKC Lions Club
Lion Nancy Cook-senn
Shawnee Lions Club
Stillwater Noon Lions Club
Lion Joshua A. Busby
Guymon Lions Club
Lion William Kent Clovis
Cannon Honda - Ponca City
Rohlman Welding Service
Ponca City Noon Lions Club- members raised almost $400