The Atlanta metro area is well represented on the ballot of this year’s CLASSY Awards, with MedShare being a regional finalist in the “Disaster Relief and International Aid” category in the South Region voting area. The CLASSY Awards is the largest philanthropic awards ceremony in the country, celebrating the greatest charitable achievements by nonprofit organizations, socially conscious businesses, and individuals worldwide. In 2011, nearly 2,000 organizations and volunteers were nominated for a CLASSY Award, and their collective efforts impacted the lives of more than 200,000,000 people in 71 countries worldwide. The CLASSY Awards are based out of San Diego, California.
MedShare is being recognized for its medical surplus recovery efforts, specifically in rural areas of Haiti devastated greatly by the January 2010 earthquake, which left over 300,000 critically injured and lacking even the most basic medical supplies. The already fragile public health care system in Haiti was completely shattered in the aftermath of the quake. MedShare responded to the emergency by sending thirteen 40-foot containers of recovered medical supplies to Haiti, an estimated value of $3 million worth of product.
Please cast your vote for MedShare in the South Region’s “Disaster Relief and International Aid” category before July 26 by clicking here. The Regional Winners in each category will be determined by a combination of the public vote and the past winner judges' scores. Regional winners will be announced on July 31, and the CLASSY Awards ceremony will take place September 22, 2012 in San Diego.