October 2017 e-news
Delivering a World of Health and Hope .
Dr. Norton Waterman (1928 - 2017)
We report with deep sadness that Dr. Norman Waterman, the founder of Supplies Over Seas, passed away on October 6th in Louisville. He was a visionary who saw an opportunity to use the surplus of medical supplies in the United States to help save lives in the most medically impoverished communities of the world. After witnessing a similar program at Yale, Dr. Waterman approached his peers here in Louisville to help start a medical surplus recovery program at the Greater Louisville Medical Society. Originally operating out of the basement of the Medical Society, Supplies Over Seas now operates a 41,000 sq. ft warehouse that accepts donations from hospitals and healthcare partners from three states.

In our fiscal year ending June 30th, 2017, we shipped 19 large ocean going containers to areas in need including Zambia, Guatemala, Tanzania and Honduras to name just a few. We collected over 204 tons of medical supplies and equipment that otherwise would have ended up in a landfill. Dr. Waterman's initiative has evolved into one of the most recognized Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations in the country. Dr. Waterman will be missed but his legacy will continue to impact millions of lives for the years to come. All of us at Supplies Overseas extend our deepest condolences to his family. Dr. Waterman will be honored at our upcoming Health & Hope Breakfast on Octover 19th, 2017.

Dr. Waterman's full obituary can be found here.
Have You Registered?
 The 2017 Health & Hope breakfast is ONE WEEK away! If you have not registered to attend there is still time. The breakfast is free of cost and will have multiple exciting presenters.
Things to look forward to include:

  • Keynote speaker, Dr. Bethany Hodge
  • Exciting major announcement
  • Visit from high ranking governmental dignitaries from Nigeria.

SOS looks forwards to seeing many familiar as well as new faces next week!
More information on ticket and registration below.
Sending Health & Hope to Zimbabwe
This past Monday, Supplies Over Seas had another container leave the building on its way to spreading health & hope. The container is headed to the Murambinda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. Located in one of the poorest districts in the country, Murambinda Mission Hospital is the only medically staffed hospital in the region. The district is home to over 300,000 individuals and the hospital sees and treats tens of thousands of its residents each year.

SOS supplies and equipment will help to save lives in the community where infant mortality rates are high and mothers are often dying during childbirth. Supplies Over Seas was grateful to work with the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary who run the hospital to provide much needed humanitarian aid to the people of Zimbabwe. The container is expected to arrive sometime in November!
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