August 2019 e-news
Delivering a World of Health and Hope .
SOS Wins 2019 Pyramid Award
The news is out! SOS, along with WaterStep and Love the Hungry has been awarded the 2019 Art of Collaboration Award from the Center for Nonprofit Excellence.

This award stemmed from our partnership with WaterStep and Love the Hungry that was formed in 2018. We were committed to truly impacting global health and recognized that some communities being served by SOS had needs beyond medical care -such as safe water and nutritious food. Our first "Comprehensive Health" shipment that included fortified meals (Love the Hungry) and water purification equipment (WaterStep) along with SOS's medical supplies was delivered to Niger in 2018! Our most recent "Comprehensive Health" shipment was delivered to Guatemala in July.
In March of 2019 SOS sent similar items to Malawi after Cyclone Idai destroyed infrastructure and crops throughout Southeastern Africa. Working with Dr. Fletcher Padoko in Malawi, we were able to provide medical treatment, water purification equipment and fortified meals to thousands of community members that were hit hardest by the cyclone.

Dr. Padoko was able to join us for our July Meet & Greet where he shared amazing stories about the impact of the humanitarian aid resulting from our shipment. According to Fletcher, the pallet of medical supplies, fortified meals and water purification equipment helped save over 1,000 children! By preventing famine in a region where crops in the field were washed away and providing primary care supplies, our shipment was able to save lives and provide hope in communities decimated by natural disaster! Ganizani (pictured) is one of those children our supplies saved and we are working to send a full shipment of medical supplies and equipment to save even more children in Malawi!

You can read about our Meet & Greet with more background info on the collaboration here.
Give For Good Is Next Month!
It's that time of the year again! Give For Good is your day to support the amazing nonprofit work done in our city. A donation from you directly supports our mission and can help save puppies like Cranberry, save children in Guatemala and improve education in our local schools!
Mark Your Calendars
We have tons of events coming up for you to support SOS and get to know our mission and team members! Join us at Raising Canes and Texas Roadhouse this month to get a great meal and support SOS at the same time.

On September 19th, we will be hosting a Mission Team Meet & Greet featuring our very own SOS mission team that has just returned from St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Our Operations Manager Karen Crook and longtime SOS volunteers Paul and Susan Sherman visited two public hospitals that received shipments from SOS earlier this summer.
August 21st
10:00 am-10:00pm
1250 Bardstown Road, 40204
Need an easy dinner idea after the Back to School rush? We've got you covered. Enjoy your dinner while your dinner purchase supports SOS! Event info here.
August 29st
4:00pm-10:00pm
5005 Shelbyville Road, 40207
Join us at Texas Roadhouse and receive a free appetizer with your dinner when you donate 2 or more medical items! Supplies accepted - Band Aids, Ace bandages, gauze, ice packs or antibiotic ointment.
September 12th
12:00am-12:00am
Give Online Here
Donate on Louisville's biggest giving day to support the mission of SOS. More info to come so stay tuned!
September 19th
5:00pm-7:00pm
1500 Arlington Avenue
Join us for a Mission Team Meet & Greet and hear from an international partner about the work they are doing to raise the standard of global health!

Stay tuned for more info.
Thank You to Our Amazing Volunteers!
We've had another month full of tremendous volunteer groups that have helped us prepare countless pallets of supplies. Every day we have students, medical professionals and downright gracious folks in our warehouse helping us accomplish our mission.
Humana
Sullivan Nursing Students
Northeast Christian Church

If you are interested in volunteering, we have available times every week Monday-Thursday. On the second and fourth Saturday of each month we also host volunteers 9am-Noon. Click here for more information or send an email volunteer@supplieoverseas.org to schedule.
Burnett Avenue Baptist Church Youth Group
Youthworks

Supplies Over Seas (SOS) is a Louisville, Kentucky-based nonprofit organization that meets critical health care needs in medically impoverished communities around the world by collecting and distributing surplus medical supplies and equipment.

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