2010 Miles to Afghanistan
March 23, 2011
E-USA Sends Off Medical Shipment to Afghanistan
Dear EMERGENCY USA Supporters,
On behalf of the organization, I share with you good news.
The container of medical supplies to equip EMERGENCY’s three surgical centers, maternity center, and 28 first aid posts in Afghanistan has embarked on its journey this week. The shipment of medical consumables and equipment is expected to reach Kabul in May!
We take this opportunity to thank you again because this has been made possible through the continued generous support and the ongoing direct actions of the donors, the coordinators and all the members of EMERGENCY USA volunteer groups across the country.
What a meaningful, concrete way to extend a gesture of peace and solidarity to the people of Afghanistan ─ at this time as civilians continue to suffer the consequences of war.
In the meantime, of course, we will keep you posted on the container’s progress!
Graziella B. Costanzo
Link to March 24, 2011 Medshare Blog entry detailing the shipment
Link to March 23, 2011 Medshare Blog with photos of the shipment
2010 Goal Reached for Medical Shipment to Afghanistan!
It is with immense appreciation and celebration that we inform you that EMERGENCY USA reached its 2010 fundraising goal of $25,000 for the shipment of a container of medical supplies to equip lifesaving programs underway in Afghanistan.
It is thanks to your generous support and the ongoing direct actions of the coordinators and members of EMERGENCY USA volunteer groups throughout the country that we are able to extend this gesture of peace and solidarity to the people of Afghanistan ─ at this crucial time as civilian injuries due to war continue to escalate.
A shipment of medical consumables and equipment valued at greater than $200,000 will be ordered through MedShare International in early January and is expected to arrive in March. These supplies will be distributed to EMERGENCY's 3 Hospitals, 29 First Aid Clinics and Maternity Center located throughout Afghanistan, and will support the high-standard free of charge healthcare provided at these facilities. We will keep you posted on the container’s progress in 2011.
On behalf of the volunteers of EMERGENCY USA, thank you for your continued generosity this year. You have directly helped double our fundraising from 2009 to 2010. We are looking forward to working together towards an even more positive impact in 2011.
Thanks again for your support and happy holidays to you and yours from all of us at EMERGENCY USA!
Graziella B. Costanzo
Life Support for Civilian Victims of War and Poverty
Since 1999 EMERGENCY has treated more than 4.5 million patients in Afghanistan with specialized, high-quality, medical care. Read more ...