VIDAhas played an unusual role over the past two years of the epidemic. Historically, donations flowed from United States based hospitals through VIDA to impoverished hospitals overseas. However, the COVID crisis exposed our own local vulnerability to an epidemic.
VIDA started receiving requests for beds and other related equipment and supplies from the hospitals that have been so generous to our mission. As a result, VIDA donated over 100 beds and truckloads of supplies and equipment to various hospitals throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Now that the crisis appears to be on the decline, hospitals are now donating back the equipment which in turn will be sent overseas to many programs that our still in crisis mode due to COVID. This will entail thousands of dollars of local transportation costs incurred by VIDA.
It is your generous donations that make this new response to the crisis possible. VIDA looks forward to shipping this much needed equipment to our projects overseas.
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