MedShare and Kimberly Clark Send Container to Colombia

Choco, Colombia

On Tuesday, December 21, 2010, MedShare’s Western Regional Distribution Center loaded and shipped out a 40 foot container of medical humanitarian aid for Colombia.  This shipment was generously sponsored by Kimberly Clark Corporation and Foundation out of a multi-year, multi-container grant for shipments of aid to Latin America.

This container is carrying over 13,000 lbs of medical supplies and equipment that will be distributed amongst two hospitals in the highly impoverished region of Chocó in the northwest of the country.  These hospitals, the Hospital Ismael Roblán and IPS Caprecom Hospital San Francisco de Asis, serve Colombia’s poorest citizens, and struggle with a lack of sufficient supplies and equipment.

The container shipped from MedShare yesterday is carrying wheelchairs, stretchers, exam tables, beds, Personal Energy Transport vehicles, crutches, and much more.

We’d like to sincerely thank Mrs. Elena De Bedout for her tireless support and advocacy for the underprivileged families of Colombia as well as everyone at the Kimberly Clark Colombia office for making this shipment possible!