March 2020 e-news
Delivering a World of Health and Hope .
Building Hope in Sierra Leone
Where do you turn for help as a teenage mom with no education and no community support? That question has created unspoken misery for millions of sexually-victimized girls that become pregnant across the developing world.
This population of under-served women are key to SOS's commitment to provide reliable and sustainable maternal and child health services around the world. With the proper support, young women and their children have a chance to grow and thrive in an otherwise hopeless situation.
Through SOS's Maternal and Child Health Program, we are sending shipments across Africa that will provide this type of community-led support.
Our most recent container shipment to Sierra Leone supported the opening of the  Kambia H.O.P.E. Center. The goals of the H.O.P.E. (Health, Opportunities, Progress and Education) Center are to reduce maternal mortality, provide prenatal care for pregnant women and provide postnatal care for mothers and newborns.

While preparing this shipment, SOS hosted a Sip & Sort where Louisville's leading women wrote notes of encouragement to the young girls of Sierra Leone that were included on the container. This week we received thank you letters from the girls and as our team read through over 50 hand written notes, it was a powerful reminder of the ultimate goals of our work. These young women were not only thanking the SOS team and the women who wrote them notes, but also thanking every volunteer and donor who has committed their time to SOS.
Healing Hands in Madagascar
Every month, we are amazed at the reports back from our medical mission teams working around the world. It is amazing to see the healthcare access that can be created with a few healthcare workers and suitcases of supplies.

The World Health Organization reports that in countries with poor healthcare infrastructure, simple screenings for common diseases and regular check-ups can go a long way in preventing illness and disease. One medical team with whom we work in Madagascar travels throughout the country to do just that. Caring Response Madagascar Foundation sends a team of medical providers every year to provide care throughout the countries rural regions. Setting up pop-up clinics, they can screen patients for any sign of illness as well as prescribing needed medications. In these communities, the team also provides training for basic healthcare practices to create sustainable medical care.

We are working with CRMF to provide a full shipment to one facility in Madagascar but for now, it's incredible to see what a community is capable of with the right training and a few boxes of medical supplies.
Volunteers Make Our Mission Possible
Buffalo Construction
Maureen, SOS regular volunteer
Each week we have students, medical professionals and corporate partners in our warehouse helping us accomplish our mission. 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 to volunteer@supplieoverseas.org to schedule.
Henderson Community College
Assumption High School
Mark You Calendars
This spring and summer you'll have three chances to support SOS at local restaurants! Each night a percentage of your bill will directly support the mission of SOS! Follow our social media for updates on ways to support SOS.
Sunday,
April 19th
Sunday,
May 24th
Sunday,
July 19th

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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