August 2018 e-news
Delivering a World of Health and Hope .
School is back in session and the summer heat is here but we are not letting that slow us down here at SOS headquarters! We have been hard at work with our volunteers to get medical shipments ready for Cameroon, Uganda and more. We even have a new website that just went live and it is full of new pictures, new projects and tells more stories than ever.
Upcoming Events
If you attended Bourbon + Band Aids, you saw the necklace Kendra Scott designed for our silent auction. Now we have taken our partnership to the next level! On Wednesday August 22, 6pm-8pm , 20% of sales at their Oxmoor store will go directly to SOS. Come to the event and enter your name for a chance to win a $50 gift card!

We have worked with Kendra Scott over the last few weeks to design a necklace just for this special occasion. This piece will be available for purchase next Wednesday along with their entire in-store collection!

Let us know if you can make it by clicking here . For those who cannot make it to the event, you can browse items  online and place your order over the phone (502.221.3056) Wednesday evening and Kendra Scott will ship to you for free!
It's that time of the year again! We are gearing up for September 13th and the 24 hours of giving it will bring. Mark your calendars and kick off the season of thanksgiving a little earlier with SOS. We will keep you updated as September 13th gets closer and you can even come see us at the rally on 4th Street Live that day!
Local Impact
Every month we tell you about all the work we are doing overseas to help medically impoverished communities. But do you know about the work we do in our own community?

Each week we have multiple organizations from Louisville and Southern Indiana come to our warehouse in need of supplies to support their own unique missions. The last few weeks has been especially busy! We've had Louisville Metro Animal Services and Breckenridge Animal Hospital pick up expired medical supplies that can be used to treat animals in a variety of operations. We even had a local artist stop by and take expired syringes to create an art piece that will be featured at the Mellwood Art Center!
Louisville Metro Animal Services
Tracy from Mellwood Art Center
Stories from the SOS family
We are full of updates for you this month! If you followed our newsletter in social media through the winter and spring, then you know we had a busy couple of months. We sent out container after container and they have finally arrived to their destination!

We sent a container to the Lawrence Ezike Foundation Hospital in rural Nigeria and we received pictures of its arrival last week. The container was partially funded with support from parishioners of Louisville's  Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville .
Container being unloaded in Nigeria
Nurses at Ezike Hospital with a patient
We also sent supplies to Bongolo Hospital in south-western Gabon. Our partner on the ground said the supplies arrived "in good shape and we look forward to using these supplies in the coming months".

Our goal is not to just send much-needed medical equipment but to also follow the stories of the people and places to which they go. Sending a container or pallet of supplies is important but knowing it had an impact big enough to improve the lives of a whole community makes it all the more meaningful to us!
Nurses inside Bongolo Hospital
To learn more about how you can help us with our mission of sending Health and Hope across the globe , click here .
Our Volunteers
We've had another month full of tremendous volunteer groups that have helped us prepare countless pallets of supplies. We have had students, medical professionals and downright gracious folks in our warehouse everyday helping us accomplish our mission.
A team from Humana sorts gauze
ATA College
Baptist Health Louisville
If you are interested in volunteering, we have two shifts Monday-Thursday from 9am-Noon and 1pm-4pm. On the second and fourth Saturday of each month we will also host volunteers 9am-Noon. Click here for more information or email to schedule.
Maya celebrates her 15th birthday with a volunteer day
Galen Nursing students

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