Monday, August 18, 2014

Mexico

Great long weekend in Bahia Kino, Mexico. I packed 50 pounds of clothes and brought them along with food donations to the poorest there coupled with a meeting with the missionaries Jesse and Jenny in Guaymas/San Carlos. I met 20 children ages 8 and under. A christian based orphanage that was wonderful, and I was thrilled to also donate clothing, money and food to them. Looking forward to going back some time.










 
 
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

About Project C.U.R.E.

Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. Project C.U.R.E. is the recipient of the GuideStar Exchange Silver Seal, the Charity Navigator Four-Star Rating and ranked by Forbes as one of the 20 Most Efficient Large U.S. Charities.

Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) was founded in 1987 by James Jackson, who was working as an international economic consultant in developing countries when his work put him face to face with the needs of the sick and dying. During a trip to Brazil, Dr. Jackson visited a small clinic near Rio de Janeiro, where he learned that patients were often turned away due to a lack of basic medical supplies. Jackson was moved to action, making a promise to the clinic doctor that he would help provide relief to the people there.
Dr. Jackson returned to his home in Evergreen, Colorado, and with the assistance of friends in the medical industry collected $250,000 of medical supplies in his garage in just 30 days time. By personally paying the shipping expenses, Jackson was able to send an ocean-going cargo container carrying the donated supplies to Brazil. In 1997 James Jackson's son, Dr. Douglas Jackson, became President & CEO of Project C.U.R.E..
From its humble beginnings in Colorado, Project C.U.R.E. has expanded to many other cities across the United States. Currently, Project C.U.R.E. maintains large distribution warehousesin Arizona, Colorado, Texas and Tennessee. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. has established smaller collection centers several other states where donated items are gathered and then delivered to its warehouses. Project C.U.R.E. now collects medical donations in 15 U.S. cities.
Project C.U.R.E. has been an industry leader in developing new ways to allow the organization to provide the highest quality donated medical supplies and equipment possible to resource-limited communities across the globe, including efficient and accurate inventory systems, supply chain management, expert management of logistics and strong in-country relationships. Project C.U.R.E. also offers numerous domestic and international volunteer opportunities. Since its founding, Project C.U.R.E. has reached patients, families and children in 130 countries.
Today, Project C.U.R.E.'s work and mission are more important than ever, helping to bridge staggering health resource gaps in the developing world by empowering doctors and nurseswith the tools they need to treat disease, deliver vaccines, perform life-changing surgeries and ensure safe childbirth. Through the compassion of Project C.U.R.E.'s supporters, hospitals, rural clinics and community health centers all over the world are able to offer quality care and critical medical services to their most vulnerable patients, especially women and young children. Thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteers nationwide, two to three cargo containers of life-saving aid leave Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouses every week.
With the help of so many that have the same passion and commitment to helping those in need, Project C.U.R.E. continues to deliver health and hope to the world.


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Monday, August 11, 2014

Project C.U.R.E. in the News!

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(KTAR Photo/Jim Cross)
TEMPE, Ariz. -- Volunteers packed a cargo container with $250,000 worth of medical supplies Tuesday to ship to Liberia to help fight the Ebola crisis.

The shipment included surgical face masks, gloves, gowns and gurneys from Project C.U.R.E. Phoenix headquarters in Tempe.

Katie Mabardy, executive director of the local branch of the international charity, said all of the supplies were donated by Valley doctors, health care systems, hospitals and medical supply companies.

"This (helps) physicians and health care professionals by providing them with tools they need to keep patients healthy and safe from the transmission of the Ebola virus," Mabardy said.

Nationally, the organization has sent four cargo containers of aid. The Valley staff is prepared to send more if needed.

"... As we continue to receive donations we will continue to send supplies in response to the outbreak," Marbardy said.
Jim Cross, Reporter

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Friday, August 1, 2014

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Monday, July 21, 2014

Toronto, Canada

Here are pictures from the Lion's International Convention that was held in Toronto, Canada. I attended with the Phx Phil-Am LionsClub. We were in a celebratory parade and the club came in with 17 attendees. The Lions Club is the world's largest service club with 46,000 clubs, with 1.35 million members in 208 countries! It was founded in 1917 to fight blindness and now has added several projects which continue to impact so many countries and so many lives! I am proud to be a member! At the convention they put together fantastic entertainment for everyone to enjoy and we also got to see Joe Preston become the 97th International President! Congrats Joe! I had a great time!



















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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Buenaventura, Colombia

I was sent to Buenaventura, Colombia in order to do a medical assessment for Project C.U.R.E. Phoenix on an ICU wing being built at a local hospital. Here are some pictures from my trip!













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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Clothing and Money Donation in Cali, Colombia

While visiting Cali, Colombia for a Project C.U.R.E. Phoenix medical assessment at a new ICU wing in Buenaventura, I took the time to visit a local school. I brought over 50 pounds of clothing with me from the United States for the children there. They are in a very poor area and appreciated the donation very much.