August 2017 e-news
Delivering a World of Health and Hope .
Container Fourteen has left the building!
  Container number fourteen of 2017 is headed to Haiti! Dr. Bob Hilgers with the Women's Cancer Alliance in Louisville has been working diligently to help open a Children's Hospital and Clinic in the region of Gonaïves, Haiti. This will be the first and only pediatric hospital in Gonaïves and will provide lifesaving resources and care to the women and children in the area.

“This is a good start in terms of coming up with the best medical care they can provide under their set of circumstances.” - Dr. Bob Hilgers

The Rotary Club of Louisville , Second Presbyterian Church and The Cralle Foundation along with other donors played a key role in sponsoring this container and helping Dr. Hilgers' goals to come to fruition. Their support was valuable and vital to the project. 

The 40-foot container filled with medical equipment and supplies is expected to reach  Haiti sometime this month.
Dr. Hilgers (front row, far left), members of the Louisville Rotary Club  and contributing partners at the July container loading reception.
Thank you Owensboro Health Regional Hospital!
    SOS was awarded a community health investment grant from Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. This grant supports the collection, recycling and responsible redistribution of medical supplies and equipment. In addition it supports the subsequent local impact - protecting the environment, increasing healthcare through supporting nursing education, and donating needed items to support human and animal welfare organizations. Owensboro Health is a valued partner of Supplies Over Seas since 2015 and we greatly appreciate their ongoing support!

Support from our hospitals as Hospital Recycling Partners allows Supplies Over Seas to continue in its mission to send Health and Hope to the areas of the world in the greatest need.
 From Left; Greg Strahan (President and CEO of Owensboro Health), Denise Sears (President and CEO of SOS), Jeff Carpenter (Chairperson of the Board of Directors)
Health & Hope Arrives in St. Vincent & the Grenadines
   The container shipped to St. Vincent and the Grenadines in June has arrived! The most rewarding part of our mission is seeing the items we collect, sort, pack and ship arrive at their destination to begin to spreading Health and Hope.

Fr. Ron Knott, a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville and consultant to the Diocese of Kingstown, was in St. Vincent and the Grenadines to receive and open the container upon its arrival. Working with the Minister of Health and representatives of the Diocese of Kingstown, the official handing over of the medical supplies and equipment received much attention! You can read more about his experience here.
  Fr. Ron Knott (second from the left) with the welcoming committee in St. Vincent & the Grenadines.
Give for Good Louisville 
  Mark your calendars! Give for Good Louisville 2017 will take place on September 14th. Hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville, Give for Good Louisville was created to support the many amazing nonprofits doing great work in our community. Supplies Over Seas is excited to be a part of this generous day of giving in its second year. 

Give for Good Louisville runs from 12:00 am- 11:59 pm on Thursday, September 14th. SOS looks forward to participating in the greatest day of giving; increasing awareness and support of Supplies Over Seas and our important impact to our local community!

SAVE THE DATE
Health & Hope Breakfast 2017
Keynote speaker: Bethany Hodge, MD, MPH, FAAP
October 19th
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