Centennial Nonprofit to Send Medical Supplies to Combat Spread of Ebola
A Centennial-based nonprofit is shipping $400,000 worth of donated medical supplies to West Africa to help stop the spread of the Ebola virus.
According to the Aurora Sentinel, Project C.U.R.E. was formed in 1997 and usually ships used equipment like hospital beds and exam tables to hospitals in developing countries around the world. However, for the last month the organization through it’s connections with suppliers and clinics will ship basic protective supplies such as exam gloves and duct tape for health care workers, as well as stretchers and mattresses for patients, the paper said.
The Sentinel said that Project C.U.R.E. is accepting donations from whomever would like to contribute. This shipment of supplies was being packed by some local high school students last week and will be the organizations seventh shipment in response to the Ebola outbreak. It will likely take 30 to 40 days to get all the supplies there, with the final destination being Sierra Leone, the article said.
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