MedWish Hits 100th Shipment of the Year
With that perspective, join us in celebrating the meaning behind MedWish’s 100th shipment of 2012. In mid-May, our staff and volunteers packed, sealed and sent off 4,616 lbs. of supplies and the equivalent peace of mind that comes with gloves, IV poles, scales and a variety of surgical supplies and equipment. This shipment left in a 26’ truck with pediatrician Russ Ebersole, MD, of Pennsylvania, who will see this equipment through to its final destination at a hospital in Togo.
Without the close cooperation of area hospitals, clinics and manufacturers, MedWish would not have lifesaving supplies to send to the more than 90 countries we have helped since our founding. Without the financial support of our donors and the time commitment of our hundreds of volunteers, we would not be able to inspect, sort and pack these supplies to make sure our recipients get exactly what they need. And without these recipients, many of whom are volunteers in the medical field, patients in developing countries would have to rely on re-used gloves, fishing line, or even old syringes. Each shipment out our doors is a reflection of the collective effort of each of our supporters.
By the end of 2012, we hope to complete 250 shipments (210 hand-carried and 40 containers). Think about your last doctor’s visit, and all the supplies that were close at hand to keep you safe and healthy. We need your continued support to make this a possibility for patients in developing countries: In honor of this milestone, donate $100 to help us reach our shipment goal for the year!