As an organization, SOS was founded to re-distribute medical surplus to medically impoverished communities around the world. As COVID-19 has turned our eyes to our local community, our hearts remain focused on the millions around the world that do not have the medical care we receive here.
During our local response to COVID-19,
we have continued to ship critically needed medical supplies internationally - sending 8 container shipments to facilities across Africa and Southeast Asia. Our shipments have supplied mobility clinics in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), missionary hospitals in India, mobile clinics in Liberia and teaching hospitals in DR Congo. In Eswatini, our shipment has provided wheelchairs for the disabled. Ignored by society and only cared for by family - they can now have the mobility devices that provide accessibility and freedom. In DR Congo, our shipment will provide equipment for overburdened hospitals, and also provide tools to train a new generation of nurses, midwives and doctors. While we have been focused on our crisis at home, we must not forget those around the world who face health crises daily.