March 16 Proclaimed MedShare International Day
State of Georgia Proclaims March 16 MedShare International Day
Atlanta, GA (March 16, 2023) – In honor of MedShare International celebrating its 25th year of providing healing and hope to impoverished communities worldwide, Georgia Speaker of the House Jon Burns and State Representative Becky Evans presented a proclamation officially declaring March 16 as MedShare International Day in Georgia to MedShare CEO & President Charles Redding. MedShare and its dedicated volunteers and partners work every day to help provide access to healthcare for the most vulnerable communities across the state and around the world.
“We couldn’t be more grateful for the service of our staff, volunteers, partners and donors in their extraordinary commitment over the past 25 years to helping our underserved neighbors,” said Redding. “We stand on their shoulders as we celebrate this honor and our silver anniversary.”
MedShare has delivered over $256 million in medical supplies and equipment to 117 countries and territories to equip over 876,000 health care professionals to treat over 30 million patients worldwide and trained over 7 thousand biomedical engineers, technicians and end-users to properly maintain and use critical biomedical equipment.
MedShare has also responded to a number of disasters and global pandemics including the Ebola outbreak, earthquakes and hurricanes in Haiti, earthquakes in Napal, the COVID19 pandemic in the U.S. and abroad, and the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. Currently, MedShare is responding to the dire medical crisis following the devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria with shipments of critical medical supplies and equipment to frontline health and humanitarian partners.
In addition, MedShare has served over 900 US-based free and safety net health clinics in its 25-year history, and has provisioned nearly 2,800 medical mission teams working in underserved communities throughout the world.
JOIN THE CELEBRATION:
DONATE: Give in honor of MedShare’s 25th Anniversary Celebration at MedShare.org to help provide critical medical supplies and equipment to address the immediate needs of vulnerable communities in crisis as well as the long-term rebuilding of healthcare infrastructure.
VOLUNTEER: Volunteer by visiting MedShare.org to schedule time to help sort, identify, and package critical medical supplies that will be shipped to communities in need around the world.
ADVOCATE: Help MedShare amplify our voice by sharing our impact stories with your friends, family, associates and social networks.
JOIN US: Attend our SHARE THE GOOD 2023 Gala in New York on April 18, or KALEIDOSCOPE 2023 Gala in Atlanta on October 21, as we celebrate 25 years of delivering health and hope to vulnerable healthcare systems across the globe.
About MedShare International
MedShare is a 501c(3) humanitarian aid organization commemorating 25 years of dedicated service to improving the quality of life of people, communities, and our planet by sourcing, curating and delivering surplus medical supplies and equipment to meet the needs of vulnerable healthcare systems in 117 countries around the world.
For more information, please visit the organization’s website at www.medshare.org.
John Penninger, Director of Marketing & Communications