Feb 7, 2018

Beds, Beds and more Beds!

Beds, Beds and more Beds!
Beds, Beds and more Beds!

VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! VIDA has just sent four containers carrying nearly $2 million in aid in response to the tragic flooding and ongoing healthcare needs in Peru. As reported in previous reports, 300 plus hospitals/clinics were destroyed and the infrastructure remain damaged - roads and bridges washed out and entire communities swept clean and millions still lack access to healthcare.

VIDA is working with our partners and the government to help rebuild the healthcare infrastructure.   The government is donating warehouse space and dedicating transportation resources to transport the aid to the impacted communities and we are ramping up our efforts.  Hospital beds, exam tables and ambulatory supplies is critical to get these hospitals back up and running.

To that end, VIDA’s last four containers have focused on these items. VIDA is excited to announce that we are receiving a donation of another 115 beds and 40 gurneys that we are expecting to ship out in February and March.  These containers will be topped off with walkers, wheelchairs, and crutches donated from hospice patients and medical recyclers around the San Francisco Bay Area. 

We are in the process of securing funding for the next containers and appreciate the support of the GlobalGiving community!

Jan 12, 2018

VIDA Needs Your Help to Ship the Next Container!

VIDA and the people of Ecuador need your help. VIDA is partnered with the Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil, a 115-year old charity that runs 4 large hospitals as well as several clinics and nursing homes in this large port city providing mostly free medical service to over half a million of the poorest each year, to provide them with the large quantities of medical supplies and equipment that they desperately need. Our partner’s vast network makes them particularly effective in responding to the regions impacted by the quake.

The challenge the project is facing is raising enough funds to pay for the shipping cost and import inspection fee for the container. The cost to ship a container door to door is roughly $5,000.  This is where the GlobalGiving Community can step in and help pay for some of these costs.  A typical container carries $500,000 in aid, and includes items such as hospital beds, gurneys, exam tables, wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and other ambulatory equipment  as well as hundreds of boxes of valuable medical supplies .  On an ongoing basis we drive around the Bay for scheduled equipment donations -so that when an event happens - such as this earthquake - we are fully prepared to respond in Latin America.  VIDA does not receive any money from the beneficiaries.  All supplies and equipment is given to people in need at no cost.  Once again, we are asking for your help to help pay the shipping costs.

VIDA and our partners thank you for your past generosity and look forward to sending our next container to Ecuador. Thank you for helping us to achieve our goals.

Jan 12, 2018

Four Containers Ready to be Shipped to Peru!

Hospital Beds Bound for Peru
Hospital Beds Bound for Peru

Four containers carrying 96 hospital beds, 12 birthing beds, 72 exam tables along with walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs and hundreds of boxes of medical supplies will be on the water beginning January 17, 2018.  These containers are part of a long-rebuild of the destroyed healthcare infrastructure throughout Peru as a result of the devastating floods of 2017. 

VIDA thanks GlobalGiving donors for your support! VIDA has made a total of 12 shipments (ocean and air) carrying nearly $12 million in aid in response to the tragic flooding.  800,000 homeless, 300 plus hospitals/clinics destroyed and the infrastructure is devastated - roads and bridges washed out and entire communities swept clean.

VIDA is working with our partners and the government to help rebuild the healthcare infrastructure.   The government is dedicating transportation resources to transport the aid to the impacted communities and we are ramping up our efforts. These upcoming shipments will bring our total shipments to 16 valued at nearly $14 million.

VIDA looks forward to continuing this project with the help of the GlobalGiving community.

 
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