MedShare made 2nd shipment of medical aid

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18 January 2012 On the 17th of January 2012, award-winning charity MedShare shipped a 40-foot ocean container of medical supplies and equipment designated for the two island groups of Niuatoputapu and ‘Eua, in Tonga.

Lord Tuita, Consul General of the Kingdom of Tonga in San Francisco, attended the shipment ceremony.

This container of critically-needed medical supplies and equipment was coordinated (including the seafreight) by Taylor Butterfield from Sacramento, California, who hasundertaken this project as a part of his Boy Scout Eagle Award.

This is the 2nd container of medical supplies and equipment that has been sent by MedShare to the Kingdom.

MedShare is an innovative non-profit organization and operates California's first large-scale surplus medical supply recycler which mobilizes tons of excess medical supplies through cooperation with various manufacturers and its 29 local partner hospitals.

Founded in 1998, MedShare is consistently ranked as one of the United States most efficient charities, and has successfully delivered over 750 containers of aid to 90 developing nations.

ENDS

Issued by the: Tonga Consulate General, San Francisco, 2012. Contact: 360 Post St Suite 604 *San Francisco *CA 94108 *415 781 0365 *FAX 415 781 3964

Last Updated ( Monday, 23 January 2012 03:38 )  

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