Here at MedShare, we’ve been busy bees preparing and sending off shipments! In fact, in the last few days of August, we sent 5 containers out. This is amazing in terms of staff efficiency, especially when compared to the fact that in 1999, we shipped only one container the whole year! Even more incredible, of course, is the impact it will have in recipient countries.
Read along to find out where these containers were shipped…
Volunteers listen as Mme. Nell Diallo speaks about the region of Kumasi, Ghana
Ship date: August 24 2011
MedShare Distribution Center: Southeast
Recipient Country: Ghana
Recipient: Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi
Total Pieces: 1,071
Total Weight: 12,696 lbs
Items of interest: electric beds, bandaids, surgical drapes, tissue forceps, ventilator, OR celiing light, spinal needles
On Friday, September 2, 2011, Meridith Rentz, MedShare’s CEO, awarded Rona Gilchrist with our Rookie of the Year Volunteer Award.
MedShare CEO Meridith Rentz award Rona Gilchrist our Rookie of the Year Volunteer Award
Rona may be a familiar face to those of you who volunteer in our Decatur sort room. She’s contributed an impressive 320+ hours since this January, and has been a tremendous help in the MedTeam store, volunteer programs, and other countless other ways at MedShare. There aren’t enough words to express how grateful we are to our volunteers; without their incredible dedication to our mission, we wouldn’t be able to achieve our mission of bridging the gap between surplus and need. To all of you – thank you!
Congratulations, Rona, and thanks for your wonderful support! Please join us in congratulating her in the comments section below…
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This morning, staff and volunteers from MedShare’s Southeastern Regional Distribution Center in Decatur, GA gathered together to celebrate the send-off of a 40-foot container of medical humanitarian aid shipment for Kenya. This project was generously sponsored by the US-based healthcare supply chain corporation MedAssets, and UPS provided shipping of the container from MedShare’s dock all the way to the beneficiary’s door in Nairobi.
MedShare staff, and Kimberly Clark retirees, nurses at Atlanta Medical Center and Kennestone, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, and regular volunteer
The beneficiary is the Mully Children’s Family, a non-profit Christian organization that cares for hundreds of homeless Kenyan children and also hosts monthly medical mission teams of doctors and nurses who need better supplies and equipment for their important humanitarian work.
MedShare's warehouse staff loading the container
The container shipped today is carrying almost 20,000 lbs of medical supplies and equipment, including :
an ultrasound machine
brand-new operating lights
and much more!
Thank you to MedAssets, UPS, and all others who contributed to making this project a reality!