100% of your tax-deductible gift goes to Hurricane Matthew relief.
MedShare has sent 6 shipments containing 63,433 pounds of lifesaving supplies
to Haiti in response to Hurricane Matthew.
MedShare has equipped 35 medical teams with 2,366 pounds of supplies to reach the most remote areas of Haiti.
The healthcare providers we are serving in Haiti include Food for the Poor, Hope for Haiti, Hôpital Pediatrique Saint Damien, and Project Medishare.
And we will continue to support our friends in Haiti in an effort to strengthen their health system for future generations.
The following tribute was written by MedShare CEO and President, Charles Redding.
Celebrating the People of Haiti
Today, January 12, 2017, marks the 7-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake the hit Haiti in 2010. Over 3.5 million people were affected by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that struck near Port au Prince. It is estimated that over 220,000 people were killed and 300,000 more were injured.
IMG-20161005-WA0022During that seemingly hopeless period MedShare responded by delivering 34 shipments of medical supplies valued at over $3.5 million. We also equipped countless medical teams to provide aid to the victims of this catastrophic event.
Since 2010, MedShare has delivered 69 forty-foot shipping containers of medical supplies and equipment to Haiti, valued at over $8 million. These supplies in the capable hands of Haiti’s healthcare providers allowed them to begin to recover following the unimaginable devastation.
In October of last year Hurricane Matthew threatened to derail the progress we made together. We continue to support our friends in Haiti as they struggle in the aftermath of this disaster. Since October, we have sent six shipments with 63,433 pounds of lifesaving supplies to Haiti and equipped 35 medical teams responding to the hurricane. They are working hard to rebuild their healthcare system again, but they need our help.
Join us in praying for recovery, in providing support, and in celebrating this ever-resilient nation that has seen so much devastation but has never lost hope.
Haiti has seen a 50% increase in reported cases of Cholera have been reported in hurricane affected areas. Over 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes and 1.4 million people are currently in need of humanitarian aid. It’s unclear how many have died.
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October 5, 2016 – MedShare began disaster response preparation after Hurricane Matthew hit ground in Haiti on Tuesday. The organization has a long history with healthcare facilities in the region and has sent more than 120 shipments of medical supplies to Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, and The Bahamas in the past.
MedShare CEO & President, Charles Redding, stated “MedShare is dedicated to the health and safety of our global community, especially during times of crisis. As our friends in Caribbean countries experience the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew, we want them to know that we are responding quickly and effectively to send medical supplies to help them through the storm and to rebuild after it has passed.”
The Atlanta Hawks staff will volunteer at MedShare to sort and box supplies for the countries affected by Hurricane Matthew. “Our employees understand the importance of ‘building bridges to the community through basketball’ and felt MedShare was a great partner in helping us to serve those in need,” said Andrea Carter, Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility for the Atlanta Hawks and Philips Arena. “We are even more grateful that our efforts will assist a global community devastated by Hurricane Matthew and in need of immediate help.”
Henry Schein, Inc., the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, became the Fund’s first corporate sponsor with a $25,000 donation. The company’s donation enables MedShare to procure, pack, and ship supplies in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Matthew. This shipment is being prepared and will be deployed to the Caribbean region as soon as possible.
MedShare has reached out to healthcare posts in the affected areas to determine what supplies are needed most. The organization utilizes a direct ordering system to ensure that healthcare facilities receive exactly the supplies they need. Disaster relief efforts have been mobilized in all three of the organization’s locations in Atlanta, New York, and San Francisco. MedShare is raising funds for its ongoing response.