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

1291 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 1291 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

1775 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.

1867 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

1879 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

1897 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

1897 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

Climate change is dulling the survival instincts of fish

Action: Climate Change

The sensory systems of fish are short-circuiting, and a new study blames climate change.

As the climate warms, ...

Colorado's bears and lions need your help

Action: Wildlife Conservation

Colorado Parks and Wildlife has proposed a plan to kill mountain lions and black bears in the Piceance Basin over a three-yea ...

Gold mining deforestation in Peruvian reserve surpasses 450 hectares

Action: Stop Deforestation

In the past two months, another 100 hectares of tropical rainforest have been demolished in Tambopata National Reserve, where ...

Oregon: Say no to a massive new factory farm

Action: Stop Pollution

Oregon officials are considering whether to permit a new factory farm in the northeast's Umatilla River Basin, and we need yo ...

No, the Great Barrier Reef is not dead, but it is very, very sick

Action: Save Our Oceans

The Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living structure, was trending on social media Friday, after it was declared dead ...

View All Actions >>





Follow Us


Find A Charity

Action Center




Twitter Support



Add A Site




Privacy Policy






Terms of Service

Copyright © The Charity Vault All rights reserved.