Rotary has partnered with MedShare, which has a warehouse in San Leandro. MedShare, a non-profit organization, collects usable medical supplies from hospitals and physician’s offices, inventories them and then ships containers with supplies specifically ordered by Third World medical providers. MedShare will ship the mobility devices to Haiti.
The earthquake and resulting medical treatment has left many Haitians with injured or missing limbs. Donating used, but clean crutches, canes, walkers and wheelchairs will help these victims regain a measure of mobility.
If you have any of these items, they are badly needed in Haiti. Could you pass this information on to others so we can get the word out quickly? We are working on write-ups in the papers but it is short notice so word of mouth and social networks will be invaluable in getting the word out.
More information is at PleasantonRotary.org