HOME

NEWS

CHARITIES

VOLUNTEER

ACTION CENTER

ADD CHARITY

CONTACT

SUPPORT

World Environment Community Health Animals Celebrity Submit A Site Find A Charity
Arizona nonprofit sends medical supplies to Israel

By Leisah Woldoff, Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

1262 days ago   Article ID# 2056157
Original URL

 

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.

Copyright 2016 Jewish News of Greater Phoenix   (Copyright Terms)
Updated 1262 days ago   Article ID# 2056157

Project C.U.R.E.    View Charity Profile    Visit Website

More Project C.U.R.E. News

Denver's Project C.U.R.E. delivers $32 million in supplies

1747 days ago From Denver Business Journal 

DENVER, COLORADO - Project CURE delivered almost $32 million in medical supplies and equipment to 29 countries since its fiscal year started June 1, the Centennial-based ...

Live Oak Bank Pledges $3,000 to Assist Project C.U.R.E.

1839 days ago From Online PR News 

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA - Project CURE will hold this years First Ladies' Luncheon on Friday, September 16th, providing an educational opportunity for distinguished guests to learn ...

York Hospital donates 42 beds

1850 days ago From York Daily Record 

YORK, PENNSYLVANIA - In July, medical supply non-profit Project CURE retrieved the beds, which will find new homes at medical facilities in developing countries. ...

Area nonprofit needs volunteers to solicit, collect medical supplies

1868 days ago From Aspen Times 

ASPEN, COLORADO - The Aspen coordinator for Project CURE says the nonprofit sorely needs volunteers to assist in securing donations throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. ...

Volunteers needed to solicit, collect area medical supplies

1868 days ago From Glenwood Springs Post Independent 

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO - The Aspen coordinator for Project CURE says that volunteers are sorely needed to assist the nonprofit in securing donations throughout the Roaring Fork ...

Go to page:   1    2  Next >> 

<< Return To Health News

Action Center

Tell the National Park Service to serve earth-friendly food

Action: Climate Change

More than 23 million meals are served every year at national parks across the country, from Acadia to Yosemite. This makes th ...

New Zealand kea, the world's only alpine parrot, faces extinction

Action: Wildlife Conservation

The world’s only alpine parrot is at threat of extinction in New Zealand as numbers plummet in the face of threats from non-n ...

Deforestation: choking off the earth’s lungs

Action: Stop Deforestation

Deforestation is one of the biggest threats facing our planet. According to the World Wildlife Fund, 31 percent of land on ea ...

River pollution puts 323m at risk from life-threatening diseases, says UN

Action: Stop Pollution

A week before Russia’s Daldykan river was turned red by a leak from a metals plant, the UN issued a warning as chilling as it ...

Obama's offshore drilling puts whales and dolphins in peril, groups warn

Action: Save Our Oceans

Environmental groups have turned on the Obama administration over offshore oil and gas extraction, warning it puts whales and ...

View All Actions >>

 

 

Charities

News

Follow Us

Support

Find A Charity

Action Center

World

Community

Facebook

Twitter Support

Contact

Volunteer

Add A Site

Environment

Animals

Google+

Privacy Policy

Copyright

 

 

Health

Celebrity

Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.