Southwest Supports Haiti Relief
Southwest Washington Medical Center is supporting relief efforts in Haiti this week by donating life-saving medications and essential medical supplies for use by aid workers in the earthquake ravaged nation.
Southwest’s Materials Management and Pharmacy teams coordinated the packaging and shipment of IV antibiotics, oral antibiotics, and IV tubing needed for recovering victims of the tremors in Haiti. The medical supplies were delivered by Amin Bokhari MD, The Vancouver Clinic. Dr. Bokhari working with the nonprofit Humanity First http://humanityfirst.org/ flew to Haiti with the supplies last week.
Southwest’s Materials Management team also worked with a key vendor, Owens and Minor, to fulfill a need request by the nonprofit group Evergreen for Kids. Evergreen for Kids representatives were scheduled to head to the Dominican Republic on a health support mission when they were diverted to Haiti. A representative from the group asked Southwest for a couple hundred individual bars of soap, but a key hospital vendor, Owens and Minor, stepped up and donated an entire case with 1,000 small bars of soap.
Southwest has also set up a special website where you can review some of the top relief agencies working in Haiti and research which one you might want to support with financial assistance. To find out more, please log on to www.swmedicalcenter.org/relief.
There’s also a helpful link on the page to learn more about preparing a disaster supply kit for your home in case of a major disaster.
Humanity First is registered in 30 countries across 6 continents, and has been working on human development projects and responding to disasters since 1995. These have included the earthquakes in Turkey, Pakistan, Japan and Iran, floods in Africa and Latin America, storms and tsunamis in the USA, Indonesia and Bangladesh, and conflicts in Eastern Europe. Over 93% of donated funds are spent directly on aid projects.
Evergreen 4 Kids
Evergreen4kids/Evergreen Ministries is a 501(c)(3) grass roots, all volunteer, non-profit organization. They provide responsible aid to poverty stricken children. The aid is in the form of education, nutrition and dental and medical assistance. To find out more, please go to www.evergreen4kids.org.