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Arizona nonprofit sends medical supplies to Israel

By Leisah Woldoff, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

1561 days ago   Article ID# 2056157
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Project C.U.R.E.

PHOENIX, ARIZONA (Jewish News of Greater Phoenix) - Several Israeli residents have benefited from the donations of Project C.U.R.E., a U.S. organization that sends medical supplies, equipment and services to countries around the world.

Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief & Equipment) was founded in 1987 and since 2004 has donated more than 400 home health beds to Yad Sarah, Israel’s largest volunteer organization, according to Melissa Gable, executive director of the Arizona office. Many of the beds come from Arizona.

When hospitals, hospices or individuals donate home-health beds to Project C.U.R.E., the organization stores them in its warehouse until there are enough to fill a storage container, then sends them to Jerusalem, where Yad Sarah has its headquarters. Arizona hospitals tend to not use home health-care beds because they prefer hospital beds, Gable said, but they’re popular in Jerusalem because many people return home when they’re sick, and the beds are easy to take apart and work well in small quarters. Project C.U.R.E. has also donated walkers, commodes and adult diapers to Yad Sarah, Gable said.

Yad Sarah, which has a mission to keep Israel’s ailing and elderly in their homes and out of institutions for as long as possible, has more than 100 branches across the country and serves more than half a million people each year. All services — which include home-care visits, a play center for children with special needs, mobile dental clinics, a day rehabilitation center, free use of medical equipment and a call center for seniors — are free because the work is done by more than 6,000 volunteers.

Yad Sarah also offers a service to tourists with special needs, which includes the loan of medical and adaptive equipment, including oxygen cylinders; equipping hotel rooms to make them accessible; transportation; and information on touring Israel. Some of these services have a fee.

Yad Sarah’s Jerusalem office also includes an exhibition center with a display of products that make it easier for people to stay in their homes longer. Volunteers teach people how to get in and out of chairs safely and offer solutions to make it easier to live at home.

“It’s people helping people,” said David Rothner, a Yad Sarah spokesperson, during a tour of the organization’s headquarters in January. “All the politics are left at the main entrance.”

Learn more about these organizations at projectcure.org and friendsofyadsarah.org.

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Updated 1561 days ago   Article ID# 2056157

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