With the disease showing no signs of waning, we hope to continue sending aid until this tragedy subsides.
Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) September 24, 2014
Dallas-based nonprofit, MediSend International, has sent four 40-foot ocean containers filled with urgently needed medical supplies to Sierra Leone and Liberia, two West African countries hardest hit by Ebola.
The Dahan Family Foundation, ESI-Estech, Chevron, Zoe Geh Foundation and the IDEA Foundation donated funds for the shipment of supplies critical for healthcare workers and patients battling the Ebola virus outbreak. Members of IDEA Foundation, KDU Global (North Texans with Sierra Leone ancestry) and Disciple Life joined with ESI employees in volunteering to pack and label approximately 4,000 boxes containing emergency supplies such as gloves, masks, gowns, drapes, syringes and hydration sets.
Last week, the shipments left MediSend’s warehouse located in the Elisabeth Dahan Humanitarian Center, Medisend’s headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Watch news coverage of MediSend's response to the Ebola crisis.
“With the disease showing no signs of waning, we hope to be able to continue sending aid until this tragedy subsides,” says Nick Hallack, President and CEO of MediSend International, “This is such a desperate situation. Hospitals in the region are experiencing depletion of even the most basic supplies. We are grateful to our loyal supporters and generous donors for making it possible for us to ship these desperately needed items to communities suffering unspeakable pain and grief.”
MediSend has shipped humanitarian aid around the world since 1990 – to countries such as Bangladesh, Indonesia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Equatorial Guinea and Afghanistan. MediSend was one of the first responders to the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti and, more recently Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines.
For more information, go to MediSend.org.