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ROTARY DISTRICT 6110

WHARF (Worldwide Humanitarian Alliance with Rotarians and Friends)

web site: www.ri6110.org/wharf

WHARF Listing by Numbers

 

WHARF members are located in the USA and Canada .  All have agreed to share information and resources with fellow members.  This group is really a network with no by-laws, no membership dues, etc.  Specialist, Jack Maxwell of the World Community Service Resource Network (WCSRN) (see www.Rotarywcsrn.org)  started WHARF in February 1999. This information is updated as changes occur and/or new members are added.

 

The table below includes:

· Contacts are complete with mailing address, title, phone, fax number and email addresses -- all hyper-linked for instant access with a click of your mouse;

·         Short description briefly describes what the organization does.  This may include some history and should give a basic description of the mission of the organization;

·         What We Ship indicates in the most generic of terms what the organization ships or the type of humanitarian aid provided;

·         Where We Ship includes the countries or zones this organization has successfully shipped humanitarian aid to in the past;

·         the Membership Number on the title line is a number assigned to each organization upon joining WHARF;

·         the Project name or organization and web site is shown in the second column of the title line;

·         Rotary or nonprofit (Rotary/NGO) is shown in the third column of the title line.  We are trying to partner with other Rotary and other non-profit groups to leverage our resources;

·         The fourth column of the title line labeled FNC refers to the function and assets of an organization as follows:

 

S - supplier of equipment, supplies or materials to projects requesting related aid

 

T - transportation, drug re-dating services, or other service providers

 

I  - information resource

 

P - project sponsors, i.e., actually do overseas projects, send teams or go over and build things, etc

 

O – other - can include relationships with WHARF, WCSRN or some other affiliated resource which doesn't fit neatly into one of the above categories

 

This database is being shared with several other organizations and can be linked from non-profit organization web sites.  You may search for specific terms through the drop-down menu of Edit and Find.  Our hope is that some organization with needs in a developing country will find our web site and scroll down the Where We Ship column to see if their country is listed.  A look in the What We Ship column will determine if their needs may be met with what that organization ships.  If all this fits, then they can obtain the contact information, etc.  Our hope is to supply as much information as possible in one location and eliminate their need to surf the web to locate each North American organization that can help them.

 

The purpose of this document is not only to share our information, but also to CREATE AWARENESS AND TAKE ACTION.  This just happened to be Rotary International President Frank Devlyn's slogan for his term as President from July 2000 through June 2001.   Another purpose is to house as many organizations in one location as possible.  We are comfortable that the number of organizations shipping humanitarian aid from North America is well over 200.  Our goal is to reach as many of these as possible and encourage them to join. If you know other organizations that should be listed in this database and be furnished with this kind of information on a regular basis, please e-mail Jack Maxwell at jackmaxw@cox.net.

 

#1

Rotary District 6110 Medical Supplies Network, Inc.

Web site: msni.6110times.org

Rotary

FNC:  S

Jack Maxwell, Founder and

Chairman of the Board-MSNI

11616 South Fulton Ave.

Tulsa , OK . 74137

(H) 918 –296-0689 

Fax: 918-296-0691

jackmaxw@cox.net

 

Larry Biron, Dir. of Operations, MSNI

1123 South Erie

Tulsa , OK . 74112

warehouse 918-832-7968

Cell  918-639-1492

Fax 918-832-9896

mail@msni.org

 

 

Updated 9-2006

 

 

 

 

 

Tulsa , Oklahoma Rotarian Jack Maxwell started MSNI, a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation, in 1992 following a trip to the Philippines .  It consists of two 6000 sq. ft. warehouses.  We rent one for income and use the other for our operations.  Since 1996 MSNI has shipped 145 40’ containers of medical equipment and supplies to 36 different countries (10/09). 

We ship at least one container a month and turn our entire inventory each month to make sure we have ample room for the continuously arrival on new donations.

Most of our shipments are WCS projects with other Rotary clubs overseas.  However, MSNI has partnered with NGOs and a few Missionaries involved with medical missions.  In addition, we have helped 8 or 10 local and regional charities by making donations of medical inventory for their needs and have helped several Rotary Districts start up a warehouse project like our District 6110 MSNI.  A manual, available on our web site, was developed to assist in the start-up of other humanitarian aid warehouse projects. 

 

 

medical equipment

 

medical supplies

 

clothing

 

food

 

ambulance

 

Water well Drilling equipment and supplies

Philippines

Mexico , Russia          

Lithuania , Iraq

Ukraine , Niger

Russia

Albania

Nicaragua

Honduras

Guatemala

South Africa

E. Timor , Belize

Ecuador

Viet Nam

Columbia, Peru

Eritrea, Africa

Kosovo, Albania

El Salvador

Armenia

Afghanistan

S. Korea

Afghanistan

Uganda

 

 

#2

Frankfort , IN Rotary District 6560

New Opportunities Grant Project

Rotary

FNC:  P

Joyce Elferdink, Committee Chairman

1116 N. State Rd. 39

Frankfort , IN   46041

(H) 765-654-4851

Office:

Clinton County Chamber of Commerce

259 E. Walnut St .

Frankfort , IN

(W) 765-654-5507

chamberjfe@accs.net

 

Seeking used medical equipment in good condition for a children's hospital in Taldykorgan, Kazahstan.  We have a grant from Mercy Corps International for 80% of the shipping cost and in-country contacts.  To date, we have not located much of the desperately needed equipment.

Medical equipment for children's hospital and cardiology medical center

Kazakhstan

(in the former Soviet Union )

#3

Rotary Club of Cincinnati District 6670

World Community Service

Web site: www.mediasign.com

Rotary

FNC:  S

Bob McElroy

5341 Sultana Drive

Cincinnati , Ohio 45238

(H) 513-922-7760

Office:

Media Sign Co.

1177 W. 8th Street

Cincinnati , Ohio 45203

(W) 513-564-9500

Fax 513-564-9800

bob@mediasign.com

 

 

Dr. Charles Pierce

513-681-4084

Email: charles@pierce1.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1991, the World Community Service Committee has sought to expand the international role of the Cincinnati Rotary Club by sending school and medical supplies to other countries  through  partnerships with Rotary Clubs throughout the world and with the assistance of our own membership, local businesses and non-profit organizations. Since 1992 we have sent:

·         31,459 lbs. of books and school supplies;

·         76,800 lbs of medical supplies;

·         medical and dental shipments to Panama City with Louisville Club;

·         5 shipments to Nicaragua ;

·         medical supplies to Macedonia for Kosovo refugees w/ Oakwood Rotary;

·         medical supplies to Guatemala and to the Dominican Republic ;

·         medical supplies to Ghana with Louisville Rotary;

·         school supplies to Belize and Atlantis , South Africa . 

 

We are now working on a District-wide school supplies collection and medical aid to Kathmandu , Nepal . We have a Rotary connection but need transportation

Medical

Supplies

 

School Supplies

Panama City

 

Nicaragua

 

Macedonia

 

Guatemala

 

Dominican Republic

 

Ghana

 

Belize

 

South Africa

 

India

 

Nepal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#4

Brazil Hospital Project District 6860

Matching Grant #6952

Rotary

FNC:  S,P

David W. Burch

106 Sandusky Way

Florence , AL 35630-1122

(H) 256-766-4233 - (W) 256-386-3338

Fax 256-766-9093

dwb5@prodigy.net

 

Four 40-ft. containers of hospital supplies and equipment.  Rotary clubs of Florence and Sheffield , Alabama as well as Canoinhas, Santa Catarina , Brazil jointly sponsored the project.  Florence is lead club. Region served is a nine-county area surrounding the community of Canoinhas.

 

 

 

Hospital supplies

 

Hospital equipment

Brazil

#5

Medical Mission Program District 7120

Rotary

FNC:  S,P

Jean Wells, Developer and Chair

6 Folkside Lane

Fairport , NY 14450

(H) 716 223-2633

bwell1@rochester.rr.com

 

 

 

The Medical Mission Program began in January 1999 as a domestic and international community service project.  We have worked in collaboration with Operation Condor in shipments and staff to Peru and also with Intervol at the Rosebud Indian Reservation in S.D.  Intervol has a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse of recycled medical equipment and has been our main supplier thus far.

 

Medical equipment

medical supplies

 

clothing

 

toys

books

 

 

 

 

 

Peru

 

Dominican Republic

 

Domestic (SD)

 

#6

HUNGER PLUS District 5730

Web site: www.hungerplus.org

Rotary

FNC:  S

J. B. Roberts, Founder & Chairman

P.O. Box 337 - 3009 Olton Road

Plainview , Texas 79072

(W) 806-293-4413

Fax 806-293-7444

hungersupport@texasonline.net

 

 

Wayne Merrill, President

Email:
wayne@bapmem.com

 

Updated:  11-2009

Rotarian and PDG, J.B. Roberts, along with 8 other District Governors from the State of Texas began Hunger Plus, Inc. in 1998. 

Hunger Plus has partnered with Rotary Clubs & Districts, Civic Groups, Churches and Missions, Hospitals, Rotary Action Groups, Distribution Companies, Humanitarian Aid Organizations and Food Organizations to help the needy in every continent except Antarctica.

Hunger Plus, Inc. is a not for profit 501 (c)3 relief agency dedicated to the reduction and elimination of hunger worldwide through feeding programs combined with projects that promote self-reliance.  To reach those goals, we provide food, aid, education and supplies to those in need.

 

Rice
Beans
Dehydrated Soup Mixes
Medical Equip & Supplies
Dental Equip & Supplies
Clothing
School Supplies
Blankets
Hygiene Products
Tools
Computers
Communication Equipment
Fire Trucks

 

North America

Central America

South America

 

 

#7

Breedlove Dehydrated Foods

Web site: www.breedlove.org

NGO

FNC:  S

Robert Taylor, CEO

1818 N. M.. L. King Blvd.

Lubbock , Texas   79403

(W) 806 741-0404

Fax 806 741-0447

roberttaylor@breedlove.org

 

 

 

Breedlove Dehydrated Food Plant in Lubbock , TX is a wonderful example of a project that was started with the help of many Rotarians in West Texas .  It receives donated fresh produce and vegetables by the box-carload, dehydrates it and mixes it in custom blends of soup mix.  One pound of dehydrated soup yields 25 or more servings at less than 3-1/2 cents per serving This soup mix has a shelf life of over two years and is ideal for disaster relief, food for the starving in Africa and emergency Red Cross relief efforts.  This plant has the capacity to produce 500,000 pounds of dehydrated food per week -- over 10 million servings.  It is ideal for Rotary projects domestically as well as WCS matching grant hunger projects worldwide.

 

 

dehydrated

soup

anywhere in the USA

 

Mexico

 

South Africa

 

Peru

Central America

 

South America

 

#8

Operation Condor Wheaton Rotary Club District 6440

Web site: www.operationcondor.org

Rotary

FNC:  P

Jean "John" De Keyser, Chairman

1621 Briarcliffe Blvd

Wheaton , IL 60187

(W) 630-787 0350 

Fax 630-787 0377

jdk@westord.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operation Condor focuses on medical missions and humanitarian projects for the poor population of Huánuco , Peru .  Every year, we organize a medical mission of 10 days in September.  We also arrange for patients to come to the States for surgeries that cannot be performed in Peru .

 

medical &

hospital

equipment

surgical supplies

medical supplies

Peru

#9

 

International Aid - Spring Lake , Michigan

Web site: www.internationalaid.org

NGO

FNC:  S

Billy L. Teninty, Director

Medical Equipment Training

17011 West. Hickory Street

Spring Lake , MI 49456

(H) 616-846-6946

(W) 616-846-7490

Fax 616-846-3842

tenintyb@internationalaid.org

 

overseas/e-mail:

iabilly@yahoo.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Aid was founded in 1980 in Spring Lake , MI as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization.  Our motto is Changing Lives through the power of compassion.  From our 100,000 sq. ft. facility and regional offices in Ghana , Honduras , Kosovo and the Philippines , we accomplish our mission through international programs, a mission resource center, a distribution center, volunteer relief teams and church volunteers mentoring at-risk children.  Three international programs are in cooperation with Rotary clubs and Rotary International.  They are:

1.       The medical equipment repair training program in Bangalore , India sponsored by Tumkur Rotary, Flint Michigan Rotary and RI through a matching grant;

2.        Our partnership in Jamaica with Trilawny Outreach Project sponsored by Spring Lake (MI) Rotary;

3.        We are submitting a 3-H proposal through Mike Keckler and the Modesto (CA) Rotary with co-sponsors Rotary Club of Manila, and San Fernando City , La Union, Rotary.  We will conduct a medical equipment repair training program in the Philippines .

 

 

 

 

 

 

pharmaceutical

 

medical

equipment

(new & refurbished)

 

medical supplies

 

relief supplies

 

160+ countries with priority countries divided into three tiers

1st Tier:

Ghana

Honduras

Kosovo

Philippines

Romania

2nd Tier:

South Korea

Vietnam

China

India

South Africa

Mexico

3rd Tier:

Other

#10

Saving Lives Worldwide Program

Rotary Club of Louisville , KY District 6710

Rotary

FNC:  S,P

Rotary Club of Louisville   (Sponsor)

One Riverfront Plaza-Suite 810

Louisville , KY 40202

 

Patricia Hart, Executive Director

502-589-1800 - Fax 502-589-1636 - fax

rotary45@aol.com

 

Frances E. Fach, Chair 2006-2007

Girl Scouts of Kentuckiana, Inc.

PO Box 32335

502-636-0900

ffach@kyanags.org

The Saving Lives Worldwide Program began in January 1996 and during the past 10 years has partnered with other organizations, including district area Rotary Clubs, the Cincinnati Rotary Club, the Louisville Dental Society and the Greater Louisville Medical Society. The SLW Program is committed to working exclusively with and trough Rotary Clubs in developing countries – galvanizing the active services of Rotarians on both ends.  By its 10th anniversary in 2006, SLW program has completed 22 shipments of medical/dental equipment and supplies worth over $5 Million to developing countries in Eastern Europe, Central America, Southern Asia, the Caribbean and West Africa .  Further, through partnerships with rotary Clubs here and abroad, five new dental clinics were established in Panama , and the sixth and seventh and eighth dental clinics were established by working closely with Rotary Clubs in Nepal , Belize , and Guayaquil .  The Saving Lives Worldwide Program operates a warehouse for assembling, sorting and shipping.  The program’s copyrighted motto is Saving Lives, Bringing Hope, Building Peace, Worldwide.  © 1996-2006; registered TM application in process.        

 

The Saving Lives Worldwide Program is a charter member of WHARF.  The SLW Program was inspired early-on b the success of District 6110’s Medical Supplies Network, Inc. (MSNI) program.

 

 

Medical supplies

 

Medical equipment

 

Dental operatories

 

 

Latvia

Romania

Ecuador

Panama

Nicaragua

Nepal

Ghana

Belize

Sri Lanka

Barbados

 

#11

FAMSCO (Fire and Medical Supply Company)

District 6000

Rotary

FNC:  S

John Ockenfels, President

1370 Deerwoods Dr. NE

Swisher, Iowa, 52338

H- 319-848-9036

W- 319-351-2848

C- 319-321-4601

johnocenfels@citycarton.com

 

Jim Peterson – President

309 N. 7th Avenue

Iowa City, Iowa 52245

H. 319-354-5461

W. 319-644-3018

C. 319-631-2992

Jim-peterson@mchsi.com

 

Dick Kennedy, Treasurer

1811 North Dubuque Road

Iowa City , IA   52245

(H) 319-338-2192

Fax 319-351-0473

jrkdvm@aol.com

 

Karin Franklin, Secretary

H- 319-354-8776

W- 319-356-5232

kaf@avalon.net

 

 

 

FAMSCO is an Iowa Corp. formed in 1990 to procure and ship emergency vehicles, fire-fighting equipment, medical equipment  and medical supplies to underdeveloped countries, mostly in Central America .  The project began in the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club and is now an ongoing WCS project of District 6000.  FAMSCO’s focus is on emergency vehicles, medical equipment and medical supplies, but it has also shipped school furniture, computers, construction materials and clothing.  FAMSCO is a 501-C-3 entity.  Consignees for shipments are usually Rotary clubs in the destination country.  Consignees are responsible for customs clearance, warehousing and distribution of goods in the destination country.  FAMSCO representatives regularly attend the annual Uniendo America Project Fair in Central America each January.  Since inception, FAMSCO has shipped 75 vehicles and almost 400 tons of medical equipment and supplies to various countries.

Fire Trucks

Ambulances

School Buses

 

Medical Equipment

 

Medical Supplies

 

Fire Fighting Equipment

 

Fire Fighting Supplies

 

Clothing

Guatemala

 

Honduras

 

Mexico

 

El Salvador

 

Peru

#12

Rohnert Park-Cotati

Rotary International Service Project

District 5130 HHH #1052

Rotary

FNC:  P

Vida Jones

8763 Laurelwood Drive

Rohnert Park , CA 94928

(H) 707-795-3010

Fax 707-795-7907

fredvida@rpnet.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Rotary Club has a large and continuing commitment to the Peruvian Amazon area of Pucallpa , Peru .  Working with the three local Rotary Clubs and other Rotary Clubs in the US , we have:

§         shipped an airplane load and two 20-ft containers of medical equipment supplied by Medical Supplies Network

§         arranged for a visit by the Air National Guard Medical Squadron from Tulsa , OK (with the Tulsa , OK Rotary Club)

§         shipped an ambulance to Pucallpa to replace a pickup truck

§         delivered ten Nomex fire fighting suits to the Ucayali Fire Marshall

§         been successful in applying  for a Rotary International 3-H grant to bring a public health education project to the slum areas of Pucallpa and to the Shipibo Indian villages along the Ucayali River

 

This project involves five Rotary districts in four countries. Currently we are gathering one additional container of medical supplies to complete furnishing of the hospital that the Pucallpa Rotarians have built.  We are gathering used clothing for shipment to the Rotaract clubs of Pucallpa for distribution, sending a dozen two-way radios for use of the Pucallpa firemen, searching for an eye-surgery team and sending a gift of ten CPR dummies.  We are also arranging for Rotary Volunteers to go to Pucallpa to teach CPR, First Aid and Emergency medicine.  This area has some of the worst public health statistics in all of the Americas .  Our goal is to Make a Difference.

 

 

medical equipment

 

medical supplies

 

clothing

 

Fire fighting

equipment

 

ambulance

 

2-way radios

 

Peru

 

 

 

 

 

#13

 

Costa Rica Mobile Medical Dental Units

WCS Project District 6940

Rotary

FNC:  S,P

Randall Spencer

District 6940 WCS Coordinator

c/o The Spencer Group

31 Hoffman Drive Gulf Breeze, FL

(H)  850-934-3000

Fax 850-934-9010

spencergroup@ispchannel.com

 

Established for the purpose of providing medical or dental facilities to any worthwhile missionary group, we have two units 8X24 equipped for medical exams, medication dispensing w/ A/C and generators.  May be transported to a specific site but Clinica Biblica, the host group in C.R., usually has identified the very needy locations. Two units 8X24 are equipped for dental use. Each has three stations equipped with RotoDents.  Dentists provide their own instruments.  Three Cavitrons also available. SPECIAL NOTE: Costa Rica is very strict on bringing in outdated medications. 1 to 2 day customs clearance. Guayana Honduras : Building a 2400 SF Clinic for 2001. Currently have medical teams working twice a year for one week. After construction would anticipate more visits. Guayana is very supportive of Missionary involvement.

 

Medical Supplies

 

Medical Equipment

Costa Rica

 

Honduras

#14

Flame of Hope Foundation, Inc

Viroqua Area Rotary Viroqua , WI District 6250

Rotary

FNC:  P

Karen M. Dahl , President and Founder

510 Garfield Avenue

Viroqua , WI 54665

(H)  608-637-7710

Fax 608-637-6184

kdahl@frontiernet.net

 

The Flame of Hope Foundation, Inc. is an off-shoot of the Wisconsin Rural Leadership Program and a project of the local Rotary Club.  It works with tortured, abandoned and orphaned children in Thailand , primarily from the Klong Toey slums.  It is a 501(C)(3) not-for-profit corporation (pending) and has been in existence since July 1998. Since inception, the foundation (along with Rotary) has donated funds for a fish pond at the New Life Center , Kanchanaburi , Thailand .  This will provide a source of protein water for irrigation and for recreational purposes for the relocated slum children.

 

We have provided medical funds for plastic and reconstructive surgery; hearing aids for slum children; books, art supplies and school supplies for 150 children.  Presently we are attempting to establish a free medical infirmary and clinic for the kids as well as individuals that "slip through the cracks" of the health care programs in Thailand .

 

The principal NGO with whom we work in this country is the Duang Prateep Foundation, founded by Prateep Ungsong thong Hata, recipient of the Magsaysay award for Humanitarian Service in the Pacific Rim .  Two Thai Rotary Clubs work with us.

Financial Resources

Thailand

#15

Rotary Blood Bank Technology Exchange

District 5790

Rotary

FNC:  S

Charles Kurtzman, Project Coordinator

4428 Mike Lane

Fort Worth , TX 76116

(H) 817-738-5588

(W) 817-870-9884

 

c.kurtzman@att.net

 

 

 

 

The Blood Bank Technology Exchange was created to re-deploy about $1.5 million worth of blood bank lab equipment donated by our regional blood center, Carter Blood Care.  The project oversees personnel training and inter-country exchanges facilitated by Rotary Clubs. We are evaluating expansion of this project.

blood bank

equipment

 

personnel

training

 

Honduras

 

India

 

Philippines

#16

Governor's Challenge Blood Drives

District 5790

Rotary

FNC:  P

Charles Kurtzman, Project Coordinator

4428 Mike Lane

Fort Worth , TX 76116

(H) 817-738-5588

(W) 817-870-9884

c.kurtzman@att.net

 

The Governor's Challenge addresses the critical need for increased blood donations by volunteer donors throughout the world.  Started in Rotary District 5790 five years ago, 80% of clubs in the District now participate.  Over 4000 units of blood have been donated.  We are now extending the Challenge to other Districts, domestic and international.

methodology

 

motivation

(in process)

Honduras

 

India

 

Philippines

 

#17

Universal H.A.R.T.- (Humanitarian Aid Resources and Transportation, Inc.)

Rotary/NGO

FNC: T

Jessica Settle, Director

Home  574-232-1731

Fax.     574-232-1741

Jessica@univheart.org

Founded by Rotarians, Jack Maxwell and Larry Biron, and established by a Special Initiatives Grant from the RI Foundation, H.A.R.T. is dedicated to assisting and strengthening humanitarian efforts through the identification and development of cost-effective (yet safe and secure) transportation sources.  Universal H.A.R.T.'s energies are devoted to networking with Rotarians and other organizations involved in humanitarian efforts to share experiences and resources.  Focusing on transportation and logistical issues, H.A.R.T. identifies and develops governmental donated or reduced-rate transportation sources along with reliable in-country contacts and agencies to help assure safe portal-to-portal delivery of any type of humanitarian aid cargo.

 

Transportation and consulting services free of charge to those who need assistance in this area.

Air, land and water transportation aid provided from any location in the USA or Canada to any other place in the world.

#18

SUNSTOVE Solar Cookers

Web site: www.sungravity.com

NGO

FNC: S

Richard C. Wareham, Director

3140 North Lilly Road

Brookfield , WI 53005

phone 262-781-1689

fax 262-781-0455

info@sungravity.com

 

 

 

Margaret Bennett, Chairperson

P.O. Box 21960

Crystal Park 1515

South Africa

Phone 011-2711-969-2818

Fax 011-2711-969-5110

Sunstove@iafrica.com

 

 

The SUNSTOVE is a low-cost, user-friendly, portable quality solar cooker designed by Rotarian Richard C. Wareham in 1992.  Rotary Clubs in Calcutta , India and the SUNSTOVE Organization in Johannesburg , South Africa build the unit (for US$20.00).  Housing is molded from reground plastic and also fabricated by hand (for US$10.00) with local materials by the Mission Mazahua in Mexico . The key to the design is a large solar window, no external reflectors to blow away and local scrap aluminum printing plates for internal and exterior walls

Most important -- It can be built by hand with materials available in every country.  A program description, drawings, specs and a cookbook are on web site for anyone to copy or use as a guide to build a unit.

solar cookers

manufactured in India , South Africa and Mexico - two sample cookers (no pots) are included postage can be shipped from South Africa via surface transportation anywhere in the world for US$100.00

 

#19

 

Project C.U.R.E.

Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment

Denver Rotary/ NGO

FNC: S

W. Douglas Jackson, PhD., Pres. & CEO

7200 W. Alameda Ave.

Lakewood, CO. 80226

303-727-9414

Fax 303-727-8397

ProjectCure@juno.com

 

John Betz , Director of Transportation

(same bus. address as above)

5405 Quay St

Arvada, CO. 80002

(H) 303 422-4959

johnbetzquaycom@msn.com

 

James W. Jackson, a successful entrepreneur and international economic consultant, founded Project C.U.R.E. in 1987.  He had observed the ill and needy walking for miles and waiting for hours to obtain primitive medical attention. 

 

C.U.R.E. is a non-profit corporation 501(C)(3) operating warehouses in Denver , Nashville , Los Angeles and Phoenix .  Ocean containers of medical equipment (90 TEU's in 1999) have been shipped to needy clinics and hospitals in 81 countries.  CURE partners with other NGO's and many Rotary Clubs all over the USA .

medical supplies

 

medical equipment

Eighty-one

countries, from

Albania to Zimbabwe .

 

On all continents

except North America

 

 

 

 

 

#20

Oregon Mid Valley Container Project   D5110

 

Rotary

FNC: S

 

PDG Judi Beard-Strubing  04-05

2120 Ridgeway Drive

Eugene , Oregon 97401

H 541-342-2474

Fax 541-431-3910

W 800-426-5793

Mobile  (541) 953-2336

Email: judi5110@comcast.net

 

Stephen C Stocks

113 Cherry Lane

Albany , Oregon 97321

541-928-9648

Fax. 541-928-4395

stephencstocks@msn.com

 

 

 

   Oregon Mid Valley Container Project is an organization of Rotary clubs that collect, sort, repair, pack and ship continers of medical goods, books, computers and specific need items for use in third world countries.   A receiving Rotary club is required in the country of delivery.

Medical Equip.

 

Medical Supplies

 

Computers

 

Books

Uganda

 

  Philippines

#21

RWHN (Rotary Clubs of the Lower Mainland of BC World Help Network)

Rotary

FNC: S

RWHN

315-475 Howe Street

Vancouver BC   Canada

V6C-2B3

 

Terry McGaulay, President 06-07

201-7580 Columbia Street

Vancouver BC , Canada

V5S 4S8

H 604-325-2021

Fax  604-325-6500

Email  mcgauley@axion.net

 

 

 

 

George Sandwith, Past President

319 Lancaster Street

Port Coquitlam , BC

V 3C 3J8 Canada

604-464-9419 phone & fax

 

 

Formally established in 1997, RWHN, a registered non-profit society in the province of British Columbia and registered as a charity with Revenue Canada , is sanctioned by Rotary International as a District Organization. The project originally began as a WCS project of the Vancouver Club in 1993 with a shipment of medical supplies to Kiev . The Rotarians who started the project were Bill Richwa, Ralph Towsley and Ted Segodnia from the Rotary Club of Vancouver.  The Rotary Club of Vancouver continued to send shipments, and demand grew beyond what one club could handle. Six clubs founded the RWHN in September 1997, and membership has grown to over 35 clubs in Districts 5040 and 5050. Each club pays a $10 per member per year membership fee and can sponsor a shipment to a Rotary Club in another country for $2500.

 

Non-member clubs can sponsor shipments for $6000 provided a member club is not on the waiting list. We are currently using temporary donated warehouse space of approximately 3,000 square feet. We have assisted with the Polio Plus Project in the Ukraine by supplying lab furniture and equipment for testing facilities and with the 3-H Hearing Health Care Program Zimbabwe . We have also worked with consulates to arrange special shipments to Ecuador , Guatemala and Venezuela and a city-twinning arrangement between Port Moody and Harare .  We form liaisons with other NGO's for assistance. Since incorporation in1997, the RWHN has sent 28 shipments. Before incorporation, the Rotary Club of Vancouver sent 10 shipments.

medical equipment

 

medical supplies

 

clothing

 

books

 

hospital furniture

 

lab equipment

 

education

supplies

45 countries inc.

 

Argentina

Colombia

 

Ukraine

 

Philippines

 

Uganda

Brazil

Honduras

 

Zimbabwe

Peru

Ecuador Venezuela

Guatemala

 

Dominican Republic

 

El Salvador

Tajikastan

Chile

Tonga

Bolivia

Cook Islands

New Guinea

 

#22

J. M. Keckler Medical Co., Inc.

Rotary District 5220

Rotary

FNC: S

J. Michael Keckler

1010 Warnerville Road

Oakdale , CA   95361

(209) 847-4100

Fax (209) 847-4166

(800) 523-1010

Cell   209-614-0231

jmk@kecklermedical.com

 

 

Jim Whitworth

1010 Warnerville Road

Oakedale , CA 95361

209-847-4100

Fax  209-847-4166

jw@kecklermedical.com

 

updated 9-2006

Keckler Medical is a distributor of hospital critical care capital equipment for hospital and clinic use.  We take used hospital equipment as trade in for new equipment and we buy hospitals, clinics and warehouses of medical equipment which we repair biomedically and ship around the world.  We ship a 40' container approximately every 60 days.

 

We have been granted 3-H Grants for Rotary projects in Brazis and the Philippines .  We store equipment in our 25,000 sq. ft. Oakdale, CA warehouse. We have partnered with NGO’s like World Vision, International Aid and Medical Relief to complete our projects. 

 

Brazil 3-H grant is complete.

Philippens 3-H grant is complete.

New 3-H grant for Ethiopia is being submitted for review by The Rotary foundation.

 

 

Hospital equipment

 

medical supplies

 

wherever needed in 141 countries so far:

 

The Philippines

Cambodia

Nepal

Thailand Ethiopia

Senegal

Brazil

Venezuela

Peru

Chile

former Russian States

etc.

 

 

#23

MAP International

Web site: www.map.org

NGO

FNC: S

MAP International

P. O. Box 215000

2200 Glynco Parkway

Brunswick , GA 31525

 

Mark Walker

District 5510 International Service Chair

Special Assistant to the President to MAP

602 494 3495

fax 602 494 1434

mwalker@map.org

 

John Garvin

Agency Services & Relief Director

912 265-6010 ext. 666

jgarvin@map.org

 

Rosemary Mehl,

Customer Service Director

912 265-6010 ext. 6675

rmehl@map.org

 

 

 

MAP International is a non-profit Christian relief and development organization that promotes the total health of people living in the world's poorest communities.  MAP, founded in 1954 as Medical Assistance Programs, has a mission to promote the total health of people living in the world's poorest communities by partnering in the provision of essential medicines and prevention and eradication of disease promotion of Community Health Development. 

 

MAP is a primary provider of donated medicines and medical supplies in the world and is a leader in the development of standards for the use of donated medicines.  In times of natural or man-made disaster, MAP quickly responds with appropriate medicines requested from the field.  MAP works to prevent disease through a comprehensive network of education and immunization programs.  MAP's primary focus in development programs is to provide adequate training on health related issues to empower people to care for those within their own communities.  Three Rotary Districts, including 5510 and 6920, have sent Emergency Health kits through MAP to Carlos Bullos in Caracas , Venezuela . MAP also has a World Community Service program in Chilimarca , Bolivia Rotary District 6920 and the Rotary Club of Chochabamba are promoting a program to train rural health promoters from more than 200 communities.

 

Medicines

 

medical supplies

during FY99 MAP

International served people living in the world's poorest communities in 96 countries worldwide

 

#24

Direct Relief International (DRI)

Web site: www.directrelief.org

NGO

FNC: S

Thomas Tighe, Executive Director

27 S. La Patera Lane

Santa Barbara , CA. 93117

805-683-3678 office phone

Fax. 805-681-4838

ttighe@directrelief.org

 

Susan Fowler, Program Officer

27 S. La Patera Lane

Santa Barbara, CA. 93117

Office: 805-964-4767  x140

sfowler@directrelief.org

Direct Relief International (DRI), founded in 1945, supports the immediate and ongoing work of community health initiatives and disaster relief teams through donations of appropriate and specifically requested medical commodities.  These goods are contributed to DRI from over 150 manufacturers and distributors as well as clinics, hospitals, physicians and dentists.  Donated equipment is tested and refurbished, and documentation is assembled before shipment.

 

DRI then partners with other organizations and foundations, including Rotary Clubs and Districts, to finance the processing and shipping expenses associated with delivering this tangible support to locations in need around the globe. DRI also has extensive contact with Rotarians around the world who help screen the legitimacy of requests and help assure that the goods are delivered to the proper clinics, hospitals or relief efforts. (See also Rotary District 5240's Hands Across the Sea Program).  #25

 

medical equipment

 

medical supplies

 

nutritional products

 

pharmaceuticals

Virtually every country in the world

#25

Hands Across the Sea

Rotary District 5240

Rotary

FNC: S

Jim Johannsen PDG

2661 Tallant Rd , MW-529

Santa Barbara, CA 93105

805-687-4602

Fax.  805-967-1865

Email: jimjohannsen@impulse.net

The Hands Across the Sea Program, founded by the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara North of District 5240 in 1966, partners with Direct Relief International (DRI) of Santa Barbara , CA to help improve health services and foster self-sufficiency for health projects in the less developed areas of the world.  In the past 10 years alone, Rotary has helped to ship over US$8 Million at wholesale value in over 100 shipments to 25 countries. This is an ongoing program. 

 

District 5240 also assists DRI with locating equipment, locating technicians to check our donated equipment and locating Rotarians in other countries to help with the receipt and distribution of the equipment, materials and pharmaceutical products.  (See also Direct Relief International directly above).  #24

 

 

 

Medical equipment

 

medical supplies

 

nutritional products

 

pharmaceuticals

 

 

Over 25 countries since 1980

 

more if you go back to 1966-1980

#26

World Vision

Web site: www.worldvision.org

NGO

FNC: S

Craig MacKay

Gift in Kind Department

World Vision

34834 Weyerhauser Way

So Federal Way, WA 98001

253-815-2267

World Vision Gift In Kind (GIK) department sends new, donated products to various countries throughout the world.  The products shipped are in direct response to needs identified in the field from our various offices. Our GIK products are integrated into ongoing community development and child sponsorship projects in countries in Latin America, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa .  We have national offices in all of the countries we serve.

 

Clothing, shoes,

medical supplies school supplies

personal hygiene

products,

books and recreational supplies

 

Latin America

 

Middle East

 

Eastern Europe

 

Asia and Africa

#27

Food for the Hungry, Incorporated

Web site: www.fh.org

NGO

FNC: S

Stanley G. Schirm, Director

Corporate & Government Services

Food for the Hungry, Inc.

7729 East Greenway Road

Scottsdale , AZ 85260

480-609-7717

Fax 480-998-4806

Stans@fh.org

 

Meeting physical & spiritual needs worldwide, Food for the Hungry (FHI) is an organization of Christian motivation, committed to working with the poorest of the poor to overcome hunger and poverty through integrated self-development and relief.  True and complete development is only possible by reconciliation with God through Jesus Christ. FHI works in the poorest countries of Africa, Asia Latin America and Eastern Europe to feed and help hungry people.  Its work is organized into four areas:

 

§         disaster relief

§         child sponsorship,

§         education through long-term sustainable development

§         deployment of volunteers

 

Operations: FHI's 1,166 workers link 48,235 donors who provide food, clothing, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies, micro-enterprise opportunities and training to poor people in 26 countries.

 

medical supplies

 

clothing

 

blankets

 

vegetable seeds

 

medical equipment

 

food/cereals

 

Ethiopia, Kenya

Uganda

Mozambique

Rawanda Bolivia, Peru

Dominican Republic

Guatemala

Honduras Nicaragua Venezuela

Brazil , Laos

Philippines

Vietnam

Thailand Romania

Bosnia , Kosovo

Ukraine Kaleningrad

Moscow

Belarus

Moldova

Kazakhstan Kyrgystan

Uzbeckistan

Tajikistan

 

#28

Rotary District 6920 Medical Equipment Transport Services

Rotary

FNC: S

Patti T. Victor    Director

Medical Equipment Transport Service

2025 Louisville Road    Suite A

Savannah , GA 31415

Ph:  912-713-4312

pvictor@MedicalEquipmentTransport.org

 

Bob Ashley DDS   Founder

Cell: 912-398-1440   H: 912-355-3135

BobA1946@aol.com

 

Updated, December 2006

 

The mission of Rotary Medical Equipment Transport Services (METS) is to save lives and reduce pain and suffering.  In the three years since its inception, METS has shipped sixteen 40-foot containers of medical/dental/prosthetic equipment and supplies to clinics and hospitals in five developing nations.  These shipments constitute over 240,000 lbs. of medical aid, valued at approximately $3.2 million.  METS is staffed entirely by Rotary Volunteers.

 

Medical/ Dental/ Prosthetic Equipment

 

Medical supplies

 

 

Guatemala

Chili

Dominican Republic

Nigeria

Philippines

 

#29

Brother's Brother Foundation

Web site: www.brothersbrother.com

NGO and Rotary

FNC: S

Luke L. Hingson,President

1501 Reedsdale St. -Suite3005

Pittsburgh , PA 15233-2341

412-321-3160

Fax 412-321-3325

BBFound@aol.com

 

Home:  123 Valentine Drive

Coraopolis , PA 15108

(H) 412-264-5311

 

Michele Fonda, Development Assistant

Antas@aol.com

 

 

 

In its 42 year existence, Brother's Brother Foundation has shipped over 63,000 tons of supplies overseas to those in need.  Five hundred 40-foot containers of books, medical supplies, food and seed have been shipped for Rotary distribution in over 30 countries.

text books

 

emergency supplies

 

medical equipment & supplies

 

clothing

food

 

seed to plant

 

We have shipped to over 100 countries

worldwide

#30

Rotaplast International, Inc.

Rotary

 

FNC: S

Julene Hunter

Executive Director

1663 Mission Street   Suite 320

San Francisco , CA 94103

415-252-1111 

Fax 415-252-1211

Email:  julene@rotaplast.org

 

Caroline Thompson

Resource Manager

Email  caroline@rotaplast.org

 

 

Updated December, 2006

As a World Community Service Project in partnership with Rotary Clubs and Districts around the world, Rotaplast International provides free reconstructive surgery to children in the most economically challenged communities.  As a 501-c-(3) non-profit  organization, Rotaplast International has created new smiles for 10,000 children around the world since 1992.  We provide long term solutions by funding and coordinating volunteer surgical team missions, training and mentoring local physicians, launching public education projects and advancing research on cleft lip and palate anomalies

 

 

 

 

Complete team of surgical doctors, dentists, and nurses, 10 non-medical Rotarian volunteers, and all needed medical equipment and supplies to provide reconstructive services to children with cleft lip and palate anomalies.

Bolivia

Chile

Columbia

Ecuador,

El Salvador

Ethiopia

Guatemala

India

Venezuela

Mexico

Peru, Romania

Philippines

Vietnam

 

 

#31

 

Helping Hands Wellness Outreach, Inc.

Web site: www.helpnhands.org

NGO

FNC: P

 

 

Emerson B. Cochran, M.D.,

President

1294 Parkview Lane

Kennesaw , Ga. 30152

(H) 770-422-5219

Fax 770-422-6656

ebcochran@mindspring.com

 

 

Helping Hands is a project started in January 1997 in Coban, Guatemala .  It is a 501(C)(3) non-profit foundation for surgical care and sending medical supplies and equipment to Guatemala .  We are partnering with the Rotary Clubs and churches in Georgia .

medical supplies

 

medical equipment

 

surgical teams

Guatemala

 

#32

David Livingstone KURE Foundation

Web site: www.dlmfkure.org

NGO

FNC: S

H. Dwain Griffin, Chairman/CEO

PO Box 232

Tulsa , OK 74102

(W) 918-742-9902

Fax 918-742-9903

918-298-6162 Home

dgriffin@dlmfkure.org

 

DLK Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit corporation.  Since 1970 we have been building total care orphanages, performing disaster relief efforts around the world in more than 30 countries and providing feeding programs for malnourished children and free medical health clinics in poverty-stricken developing countries.  We also network with civic organizations such as Rotary Clubs and Lions Clubs and partner with other NGO’s and churches worldwide to establish educational programs in Ukraine using American teachers to teach ESL programs and run youth summer camp programs in the Ukraine since 1998.  We own and operate orphanages in Mexico , the Ukraine and The Philippines.  We support 11 more in Korea and work with others in India , Argentina , Kenya , Suriname and Thailand .

 

 

Medical equipment

supplies

 

books

medicines

food

clothing

 

educational supplies

 

other

misc. items

Philippines

Mexico

Ukraine

Thailand

Kenya

Korea

Argentina

Suriname

India

Haiti

Russia

Honduras

Kosovo

Bangladesh

 

#33

Blessings International

Web site: www.blessing.org

PVO/NGO

FNC: T,S

Harold C. Harder, PhD, President

 

Gayle DiGiovanni, Administrative Asst.

5881 S. Garnett

Tulsa , OK 74146

918-250-8101

fax 918-250-1281 blessingsint@compuserve.com

 

 

 

 

Blessings International was founded in 1981 to serve as a source of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies for treating indigent patients through Christian clinics and hospitals located in developing nations and by short-term medical teams serving needy patients in such countries.  Blessings International has ongoing relief and development projects in Sierra Leone , Liberia , Myanmar , North Korea , Mozambique and India .  Over 1,000 other ministries have used our services since our inception.

 

prescription and OTC pharmaceuticals, vitamins,

anti medicines

parasitic

surgical supplies

 

over 130 developing

nations

#34

Rotary District 5370                                            Humanitarian Aid Warehouse Society (HAWS)

Rotary

FNC: S

RD 5370 Humanitarian Aid Warehouse Society ( HAWS )

#202, 14218 Stoney Plain Rd., Edmonton , Alberta , Canada

 

Larry Johnson – President 2006/07

RI Dist. 5370 HAWS

RR1

Cherhill , AB , Canada

TOE-OJO

Home:  780-785-2468

Fax 780-785-2448

Lpj15@telus.net

 

Information updated July, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founded in 2002 and currently operating in a $1/month leased new 12,000 sq.ft. Warehouse.

HAWS facilitate RD5370 Clubs to collect, store and ship 40 ft. containers of items requested by developing Country Rotary Clubs.  The process is Club to Club.  (WCS concept)

 

Shipping costs are usually paid by the requesting Rotary Club, donating Rotary Club/s, RD5370 and usually by Universal Aide from B.C., Canada .

HAWS doesn’t use The Rotary Foundation for shipping funds.

 

HAWS is an Alberta legal society, NGO; whose members are RD5370 Rotarians, operating with an active Board of Directors.  RD5370 PP & known future Presidents are also members of the Board of Directors.

HAWS shares the Warehouse with ADRA who shipped 20 containers in the first 7 months of this year; some in cooperation with HAWS .  ADRA has shipped 200 containers to-date.

Container shipping costs are typically between US$3,000 and $11,000.

HAWS is always looking for funding.

 

 

Emergency

aid items, books, medical equipment/supplies, school  supplies, building materials, baled cleaned clothing, tarps, toys & other requested items

Chile , Belize

Kazakhstan

South Africa

Panama

Ethiopia

Rwanda

Iqualuit

Dominican Rep.

Honduras Canada, Ukraine

Zimbabwe

Dominican Republic

Philippines

Haiti

Trinidad

 

#35

International Book Bank

NGO

FNC: S

Bradley K. Vogt, Program Director

40214 Wallaby Road

Rice , MN 56367

(320) 249-9806

fax (320) 656-9520

bvogt@cloudnet.com

 

Founded in 1987, the International Book Bank (IBB) is a nonprofit, charitable organization, registered in the U.S. IBB supports literacy development projects and education in developing projects and education in developing countries of the World. 

 

IBB’s mission is to procure, process and ship books and other educational materials to appropriate recipients in these areas.  IBB works with a network of book donors, recipients and funding partners – advocates of literacy development – to accomplish this important task.  IBB shipped 57 containers of books to 20 countries during fiscal year 1999/2000.

 

 

 

 

Educational books on all topics and at all levels, currently

have 1,000,000 new books on hand

Kenya, Ghana

Tanzania

Malawi

Nigeria,

Ivory Coast , Ethiopia

Uganda , Sudan

Zambia , Thailand

Liberia Mali

New Guinea

Philippines Guyana , Chile

Bolivia ,

Albania

 

 

#36

Arkansas-Volgograd Affiliation

( Academic Health Science Center )

UAMS

FNC: P

Dr. Charles Cranford, Vice Chancellor for Regional Programs

University of Arkansas for Medical Science

4301 West Markham , Slot 599

Little Rock , AR   72205

501 686-5260  Fax 501 686-8506

cranfordcharleso@exchange.uams.edu

 

Jim Wohlleb, Assistant Director

Area Health Education Center Program

University of Arkansas for Medical Science

1123 South University Ave. , Room 400

Little Rock , AR 72204-1611

501 686-2596  Fax 501 686-2585

wohllebjamesc@exchange.uams.edu

 

 

 

In 1993 UAMS and the Volgograd Medical Academy affiliated for the initial purpose of preparing doctors for family practice.  Since then a number of faculty have visited between the institutions, medical supplies and equipment were shipped from Arkansas hospitals to Volgograd , and a tuberculosis project started.  Further shipments of equipment and supplies might occur in connection with construction of a teaching clinic for family medicine and a reference laboratory for TB. 

 

Another effort in planning stages is a memorial to the fallen soldiers and people of Stalingrad for their great sacrifices during the battle of World War II, a turning point in the War.  The memorial will be a clinic or other useful facility.  Rotarians in Volgograd will be approached for participation.

 

 

 

 

Medical equipment

 

medical supplies

 

computers

 

publications

Volgograd , Russia

#37

Alliance for Smiles    District 5150

Web site: www.allianceforsmiles.org

Rotary/NGO

FNC: P

Anita Stangl

President and CEO

2565 3rd Street   Suite 237

San Francisco , CA 94107

415-647-4481

Cell  415-215-1099

Email   anita@allianceforsmiles.org

 

Jennifer Guerra

Development Director

Alliance for Smiles

2565 3rd Street   Suite 237

San Francisco , CA 94107

415-647-4481

Fax 415-647-7041

Cell 415-248-6443

Email  Jennifer@allianceforsmiles.org

 

Updated 9-2006

 

 

China

#38

International Ambulatory Project

Rotary Club of Richmond , Virginia    District 7600

Rotary/NGO

FNC: P,S

Joseph Kelleher, Founder

1301 School Street

Richmond , VA 23220

Voice: 804-649-7501

Direct: 804-643-2206

Fax: 804-783-0612

Email:jmkelleher@kelleherhvac.com

 

Updated November 15, 2006

This project started under Rotary Activities, Inc, a 501c(3) subsidiary of the Rotary Club of Richmond, Virginia.  The initial focus of the project was the shipment of wheelchairs, crutches and other ambulatory equipment to clinics in El Salvador .  The project works with the Lions Club of Mexicanos, El Salvador . This Club knows the needs and has the network for distribution.  Joe has family in El Salvador and is personally knowledgeable of the needs there.  The wheelchairs and other equipment are collected by and packaged at Goodwill Industries in Richmond .

 

 

 

Ambulatory equipment

 

medical supplies

 

Med. equipment

 

Hospital furniture

 

Dental equipment

El Salvador

 

Chile

 

Haiti

#39

Richmond , Virginia Rotary Club Haitian Initiative (Project in initial stage)   District 7600

Rotary/NGO

FNC: P,S

Paul Keller

PO Box 317

Richmond , VA 23218-0317

(H) 5909 Upham Drive

Richmond , VA 23227

804-852-6113

Fax: None

Primary: pavil_keller@msn.com

Secondary: kellerpj@hotmail.com

Site: www.lekol.com

 

 

 

Paul is primarily involved in school development projects in Haiti .  He organized the Haitian Education Fund for new school construction, funding of a teacher training program leading to teacher certification, funding of a school supervisory office (5 supervisors), and English training. These projects are centered in Hinche, a secondary city in the upper plateau of Haiti.  Paul has visited Haiti and works with representatives of the Diocese of Hinche. Evaluating possibilities for shipments to Hinche via Port-au-Prince or the Dominican Republic , despite unrest and poor government structure.

 

Updated November 13, 2006

 

 

Occasionally Computers Needed by Our Partners. 

Haiti

#40

Smiles Foundation

NGO

FNC: P,S

Elina Katsman, Founder and President

2727 Steeles Ave. West Suite 301

Toronto , ON   M3J 3G9 CANADA

Phone: (416) 661-8520

Fax: (416) 663-1973

sonrisas@cimtegration.com

 

 

John DeBoer, Director

Smiles Foundation

Member of Willowdale Rotary Club

275 Drumlin Circle

Concord, ON  L4K 3E4 CANADA

905 669-9455

Fax: 905 669-3534

 

Smiles Foundation is the product of a project that started in 1988 in the Dominican Republic initiated by Elina Katsman. As a dental hygienist, she was concerned by the poor condition of dental health of Dominican population. She implemented educational projects geared towards improving oral and general health conditions of children and adults. A year later, the first dental clinic was opened to provide treatment as well. Today the  Foundation  operates 6  permanent  clinics  in five different cities and 6 mobile clinics that provide dental care in remote areas to needy children free of charge and to adults for a small fee. John DeBoer has supported Elina’s work since the beginning, and the Willowdale Rotary Club has made much needed donations from time to time and covered some of the shipping costs for the donations collected by Smiles Foundation in Canada . 

 

Smiles Foundation has a sister Foundation in the Dominican Republic called Fundacion para la Prevencion y la Salud Bucal de los Niños Sonrisas.  Smiles Foundation is expanding to community development, disease prevention and nutrition.  Its goal is to establish a permanent clinic in each important city and have a general doctor.

 

 

 

Medicines

 

cleaning supplies

 

dental equipment

 

dental supplies

 

food

Dominican Republic

#41

ERDF – Crossroads

(Emergency Response & Development Fund)

web site: www.crossroads.ca/corporat/erdf.htm

NGO

FNC: P

ERDF – Crossroads

1295 North Service Rd.

Burlington , Ontario , Canada   L7R 4M2

 

Cal Bombay, Vice President

905-332-6400  ext. 3206

calbombay@crossroads.ca

 

Lea Brown, Missions Assistant

905-332-6400  ext. 3327

 

Jack Hawkins, Project Supervisor

905-332-6400  ext. 3256

jackhawkins@hotmail.com

 

Sandro DiSabatino, Project Admin.

905-332-6400  ext. 3234

fax 905-332-1880

 

The key objective of ERDF is to provide relief for people in times of disaster, famine and war.  We administer long-term sustainable community development projects in developing countries, cultivate the right to life, liberty, democratic development and good governance, encourage the respect for essential human development including women & children’s rights and infrastructure services. 

 

Our mission is to contribute to the transformation of lives; and to communicate a visible expression of faith, hope and love. We have community development projects in 4 developing countries in partnership with CIDA, Oppty. International, MEDA, and UNICEF. 

 

We seek donated items for these projects.  Our overseas involvement on these projects is mainly short-term (1-2 week trips), where we prepare Results Based Management Reports.  ERDF is mainly a facilitator and administrator of projects and doesn’t actually provide staffing or carry out the project in these countries.

 

 

 

Farm equipment

 

medical supplies

 

carpentry tools

 

gardening tools

 

sewing machines

 

ceramic kilns

 

school books

 

 

Zambia

Sudan

Ethiopia

 

Dominican Republic

 

Honduras

 

Nicaragua

 

Mozambique

 

Sierra Leone

 

Turkey

 

Kosovo

 

India

 

#42

MediSend International

web site: www.medisend.org

NGO

FNC: S

Ruth Dynbort, Executive Director

6116 N. Central Expressway, Suite. 305

Dallas , Texas 75206

214 696.0901

Fax 214.696.4290

rdynbort@medisend.org

 

Susan M. Rowe, Program Director

721 Parkway Drive

Grand Prairie , TX 75051

972 988-1840

Fax 972-649-9449

srowe@medisend.org

 

 

 

Founded in 1990 by Dr. Martin Lazar, the mission of MediSend International is to collect surplus medical supplies and equipment for distribution to public/charity institutions in developing countries. MediSend assists local and national mission groups with supplies/equipment for their trips and partners with Rotary Clubs and other organizations to enable the transport of 40’ containers of supplies/equipment overseas.  Over the past 10 years MediSend has made 304 shipments to 58 nations on 5 continents. These shipments weighed 310 tons and were valued at $6.25 million dollars.

Durable medical supplies

 

disposable medical

supplies

 

medical equipment

India

Chile

Mexico

Kenya

Honduras

Tanzania

Indonesia

Belarus

#43  (updated 8/06)

Global Operations and Development (GO&D)

web site: www.godaid.com

NGO/PVO

FNC: S,T,P

John Ditty, Founder and President

GO&D / Giving Children Hope

8332 Commonwealth Ave

Buena Park , CA   90621

(714) 523-4454

(714) 523-4474

jditty@godaid.com

 

Bill Barta, Director of Development

GO&D – Giving Children Hope

8332 Commonwealth Avenue

Buena Park, California 90621

W. 714-523-4454

H.  714-572-9161

Fax: 714 534-4474

bbarta@godaid.com

 

(updated 8/06)

Global Operations and Development/Giving Children Hope is an international, not-for-profit relief and development organization that provides humanitarian aid and disaster relief to the poor. Our main focus is to relieve the suffering of children and their families. Your support enables us to continue bringing hope to the hopeless by serving those who are forgotten!

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for children and communities domestically and internationally, with the emphasis on assisting children and refugees and upgrading hospitals, clinics, medical institutions and orphanages.

We believe that it is a privilege and blessing to empower those who feel hopeless in their local communities, and focus on serving children and the poor through holistic relief and development locally, nationally and globally. Through helping the needy and providing them with the necessities of life to instill hope and dignity into their lives, we believe our families become healthier, communities are strengthened and the worth and purpose of humanity is restored.

For instance, our Hands of Hope Job Training Program exists to empower individuals to be a positive force in their community by learning new skills that help them better provide for their families.

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medicines

 

medical supplies

 

medical equipment

 

hygiene products

 

personal care items

 

food

 

clothing

 

 

Bosnia

Ghana

India

Indonesia

Iraq

Kenya

Korea

Lebanon

Pakistan

Peru

Russia

Uganda

Zimbabwe

 

#44

Christian Flights International

Web site: www.christianflights.org

Rotary/NGO Missionary

FNC: P,S

 

Scott Mandl, Stateside Coordinator

201 Bellevue Dr .

Richmond , KY 40475

Ofc  (859) 623-2410 Fax (603) 971-0145

Scottmandl@aol.com

 

Ray Jackson, President

415 Riva Ridge Drive

Richmond , KY 40475

859 624-0355

rayjackson@pcsystems.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Flights International was officially started in 1984, as a mission to the people of Ranquitte , Haiti . CFI is based from a five-acre compound which contains a pre-school serving over 80 students, a primary/secondary school serving over 800 students, a clinic, woodworking shop, a bakery and two wells. Additionally CFI sponsors a reforestation program, over a dozen wells outside the compound and a micro-loan program to help Haitians start businesses to become self supporting and profitable. Christian Flights is supported by individuals, churches, businesses and organizations, including Rotary, who want to help make the world a better are volunteers paying their own way on trips.place for those less fortunate. Except for the stateside coordinator, all US members

 

Medical supplies

 

construction Items

 

Haiti

#45

Lifewater International

Web site: www.lifewater.org

NGO

FNC: P,S

John Nadolski, Projects Mgr

P O Box 3131

San Luis Obispo , CA 93403

805 772-0600

805 772-0606

888 543-3426

john@lifewater.org

 

William A. Ashe, Director & Founder

15854 Business Center Drive

Irwindale , CA 91706

626 962-418

800 369-3426

bill@lifewater.org

 

Lifewater International is a non-profit Christian volunteer mercy relief and development organization of water resource management specialists based in the United States . We have 150+ volunteers currently serving to include well drillers, hydro-geologists, mechanical engineers, water company executives, environmental scientists and businessmen. 

 

Lifewater’s volunteers travel to developing countries and train nationals to improve their water supplies.  We leave all necessary equipment with a trained national crew and continue to provide technical & financial support until they are self-sufficient. This partnership exhibits Christian love in action as we share the Gospel in word and deed.

 

Small portable well drilling rigs

 

drip Irrigation systems

 

water testing

equipment

 

pump construction tools and shops

Angola, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina, Faso

Cameroon, Chad, Dominican Rep-Ecuador,

El Salvador

Ethiopia, Ghana Guatemala

Guinea, Bissau, Guyana, Haiti

Honduras

India, Kosovo

Indonesia

Ivory Coast

Kazakhstan

Kenya, Liberia

Malawi, Mexico

Morocco

Mozambique

Nigeria, Sudan

Philippines

Panama, Togo

Romania

Rwanda

Siberia

Solomon

Zimbabwe

 

 

#46

Nurses With a Mission

NGO

FNC: S

Mauri Barnes

826 29th Avenue North

St. Petersburg , FL 33704

727-821-2473

Fax 727-581-8619

MAURIPACHAMAMA@cs.com

 

Nurses With A Mission is a group of OR nurses desiring to help make a difference in the world.  They collect surplus surgical supplies, make up surgical packs with them and sterilize them in the hospital facilities. They have supplied two Rotocleft missions and part of the 09/00 Operation Condor mission to Huanaco , Peru . They speak to various groups and the supplies keep coming.  They intend to become a 501I(3) non-profit and create their own web site.  They network with other nurses interested in supporting missions and match their abilities with various overseas projects.

 

Surgical supplies

 

surgical packs

 

medications

 

clothing

 

toys and dolls

 

school supplies

Peru

 

Honduras

 

#47

ROHMSID ( Rotary Hospital Medical Supplies

for International Distribution)

St. Paul Midway Rotary Club District 5960

Rotary

FNC: S,I

Kurt Dale, President ROHMSID

2194 E. Maryland Avenue

St. Paul , Minnesota 55119

(W) 651-642-9000

Fax 651-642-1410

kurtd-ada@qwest.net

 

Other Contacts:

Stephen Baker, Secretary 651-646-7521

Jackie Kearns, Treasurer 651-603-5014

Dr. Chas. MacDonald 651-688-0012

Richard Sundberg 651-699-5075

Jerry Fleck 651-647-0598

 

 

 

 

 

ROHMSID collects, sorts and maintains an inventory of unused and reusable medical supplies and makes them available to medically related programs traveling to developing countries.  Presently collect from over twenty Twin Cities hospitals, clinics and medical centers plus a wide variety of medical device manufacturers, product representatives and related companies. 

 

Since our beginnings in 1992, ROHMSID has grown into a 4,000 square foot sorting warehouse space and has regularly served over 150 groups/programs in 47 countries. Typical requests are made by faxing a list of needs followed by a visit to our warehouse to assist in our sorting effort and to collect the needed supplies.

Surgery, clinic and related supplies and instruments;

 

gowns, drapes

 

IV

 

personal care items,

 

tubing

 

cardiovascular

 

dressings, etc.

Ukraine, Siberia

Russia, Mexico, Honduras

Guatamala,

Nicaragua, Panama

Costa Rica, Bolivia, Ecuador Venezuela,

Colombia, Peru

Brazil, Vietnam Paraguay, Fiji,

Dominican Rep

Philippines

Malawi

Madagasca

Tanzania

Lithuania

Bulgaria

Romania

Tibet

Many other

Countries

 

#48

MESA (Medical Equipment & Supplies Abroad, Inc.)

Rotary District 6600

Rotary

FNC: S

Jack Goodnight, PDG, MESA Vice Chair

1517 Putters Lane

Lima , Ohio 45805

(H) 419-991-7791

 

Chuck Stocking, PDG, MESA Trustee

203 East Sixth Street

Perrysburg , Ohio 43551

(H) 419 874-8028

(W) 1-800-467-3224 ext. 209

casox@worldnet.att.net    Home

cstocking@pbenet.com    Office

 

 

MESA is an ongoing World Community Service Project of Rotary District 6600.   We invite participation from all Clubs and Rotarians in the district plus any other interested organizations wishing to partner with us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated 7-2006

Medical equipment

 

medical supplies

 

fire trucks

 

some ambulances

and

various humanitarian supplies, etc

Central America

 

El Salvadore,

Belize

Nicaragua,

Guatemala,

Honduras,

Panama

Costa Rica,

and other countries

#49

IMEC – Intl. Medical Equipment Collaborative

Web site: www.imecamerica.org

NGO

FNC:

S,P

 

Thomas Keefe, CEO

P.O. Box 684

Rollinsford, N. H.

Phone:  603-740-4632

Fax:      603-740-4616

Email:   tkeefe@imecamerica.org

 

For Project Information:

Jennifer Keefe

Phone: 603-740-4632

Email:   jkeefe@imecamerica.org

 

 

 

 

 

IMEC  seeks to retrofit existing, but poorly equipped hospitals and clinics in under developed areas of the world to become centers of health.  Centers of health provide inpatient, outpatient, preventative medical and educational services.  IMEC projects are initially identified by “Shepherding Organizations”  (Established Humanitarian Organizations, In-country health care systems, church groups, or service organizations).  The shepherding organization, IMEC and the receiving facility collaborate to complete the project over a 3 to 5 year period by sending multiple 40 foot sea containers full of donated medical equipment, supplies, educational materials, and medical textbooks at no cost to the receipient facility.  IMEC is currently involved in 45 projects located in Central and South America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Asia .

 

In 8 years of existence, IMEC has supported 15 Rotary Clubs throughout the United States to complete an International Project.

 

Medical Equipt.

 

Medical Supplies

 

Educational Materials.

 

Mexico, Panama,

Nicaragua, Jamaica

Dominican Repub.,

Haiti, El Salvador,

Cuba, Venezuela,

Costa Rica, Chile,

Argentina, Bolivia,

Columbia, Ecuador, Brazil, Peru, Ghana

Sierra Leone, Niger

Liberia , Nigeria ,

Rep. Of  Congo ,

Tanzania ,  Kenya , Zimbabwe , Rwanda

Mozambique , Egypt

Ethiopia, Albania,

Madagascar, India, Armenia, Russia,

Rep. of Georgia , Ukraine , Romania ,

Lithuania , China ,

Turkmenistan ,

Nepal , Philippines ,

Yemen , Myanmar

 

 

                     

                        #50

Rotary Club of Casper , WY Project  District 5440

Medical and Fire Fighting Equipment to Dilicias , Chihuahua , Mexico Rotary Club

Web site:

 

Rotary

FNC:

  S,P

Tom Thorson       Rotary Dist. 5440

5920 S. Cedar

Casper , WY 82601

Phone:  307-234-1272

Fax:      307-235-8511

Email:   jackdoggone@bresnan.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Since 1991 the Rotary Club of Casper, WY has been working on a WCS Rotary project in Delicias , Chihuahua , Mexico .  This community is 300 miles South of El Paso, TX. And 1300 miles from Casper , WY .   Our partner is Delicias Rotary Club.

 

We started with two fire trucks,  clothing, medical supplies, school equipment, etc.  Progressively we have found that getting supplies and equipment across the border has become more difficult.  Most of our efforts since 1996 have been to deliver school buses, fire trucks, and ambulances.

 

As of July, 2002, we have delivered 26 vehicles including 10 fire trucks, 9 ambulances, and 7 school buses.  We have 3 additional school buses we are going to deliver in November of 2002.

 

Most of the money raised has come from the Casper club, but some funds have come from the Delicias community and the Delicias Rotary Club.  Two grants totaling $70,000 from R.I. have helped as well.

 

We have made 12 trips to Delicias and over 40 Rotarians from our club have made the trip.  More than $200,000 in goods and vehicles have been delivered to Delicias so far.

Medical Equipt.

 

Medical Supplies

 

Ambulances

 

Fire Trucks

 

Fire Fighting Supplies

 

School Buses

 

Clothing

 

 

Delicias , Mexico

 

Phillipines

#51

Rotary Books for the World  District 5890

Rotary

FNC: S

PDG Charlie Clemmons

Chair Humanitarian Service Rotary Action Grp.

4601 Hamblen Court

Seabrook , Texas 77586

W. 281-291-7373

H.  281-474-2260

Cell  713-542-1339

Email:  c.clemmons@att.net

 

Updated 8-2006

 

 

 

Rotary Books for the World is a project of District 5890.  They ship books to South Africa to a distribution center in Johannesburg , and they are further distributed to several other nations in addition to all over South Africa .

Books

South Aftrica

 

 

The Philippines

#52

Medical Bridges    District 5890

Rotary

FNC: S, T

Angiae Jimenez

Member of Rotary Club of Houston

Owner of McLean Cargo

W. 281-433-2777

Cell  713-806-6244

H.  713-467-6021

Email  afjimenez@mcleancargo.com

 

 

 

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Medical  Equipment

Medical Supplies

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South Africa

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#53

District 7170  WCS  Projects

Rotary

FNC: S - T

PRID Dr Willam BP Cadwallader

87 South Main Street

Homer, New York 13077

Home: 607-749-3022

Cell:  607-423-8352

Email:   cadwalla@twcny.rr.com

 

PDG Marie Lusins

357 County Hwy 9

Oneonta , New York 13820

Ph: 607-433-1754

Fax: 607-433-1818

Cel 607-287-4982

Email:  amlusins@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

Our District has shipped 115 computers to Cajamarca , Peru , and 24 computers to Dominican Republic as well.

 

We have shipped 2 containers Medical Equipment and supplies to Alexandria Egypt and 2 containers of ME to Accra , Ghana .  In Ghana we are helping to set up a Pediatric Cardiatric Center in a hospital.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computers

 

Medical Equip.

Medical Supplies

Peru

 

Dominican Republic

 

Ghana

 

Alexandria , Eqypt

 

 

 

 

 

#54

Powerflour Action Network     Appleton Wisc. Rotary?

Web: www.powerflour.org

 

Rotary

 

Tom Hartzell   President

Email: tomhartzell@charter.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#55

MED-Link       Dist. 7600 in Virginia

Rotary

FNC: S

 

John Knight 

2508 Sterling Point Dr .

Portsmouth , Virginia 23703

757-484-0545

EM.  bookexchangenorfolk@gmail.com

 

Don Comer

PO Box 5185

Portsmouth , Va. 23703

H & Of.  757-484-3910

Cell   757-536-0029

Email   doncomer@cox.net

 

 

Updated 8-2006

Med-Link was started in 2000 by Julia Knight.  Her nephew, John Knight runs the program after Julia’s loss to Cancer.  Med-Link in District 7600 is involved in the reutilization of medical equipment and supplies.  Many clubs in the district have been involved in Med-Link.  In the 6 years since 2000, we have shipped 38 containers for an average of 6 per year.  For the first 4 years our shipments were financed by “Food for the Poor” and over the last 2 years they have mainly been financed by “Physicians for Peace.”

We operate out of a donated 6,000 square foot warehouse in Suffolk , Virginia .

 

 

Medical Equip.

Medical Supplies

 

Hospital beds

Eyeglasses

Guatemala

Honduras

Nicaragua

St. Vincent

Jamaica

Belize, Haiti

Columbia

Iraq, Liberia

Nigeria

Philippines

 

 

#56

 

 

International Medical Relief Foundation (IFRF)

 NGO

FNC: S

International Medical Relief Foundation

PO Box 472

Middletown , New York 19040

 

Dr. Hrusikesh Parida

  ( need phone numbers and address and email address for Dr Parida here)

 

Melanie Martin  - Administrator

W- 845-692-4414 x260

Fax – 845-888-5094

Home 845-283-0811

Email:  missey2u@citlink.net

 

IMRF has mission to “Bridge the Healthcare Gap worldwide”.  We collect medical equipment and supplies and send them to developing countries around the world.

 

(Add Other details about IMRF here)

Medical Equip.

Medical Supplies

 

(Add other things you have sent in broad terms here)

(list the countries  you have shipped to successfully here)

 

#57

Water for the Americas

www.waterfortheamericas.org

Rotary

 

Fnc: P

 

Keith Thompson, Executive Director

Water For The Americas

1949 26th Avenue Court

Greeley , CO 80634

Tel: 970-204-0140

Fax: 970-304-0901

mailto:wfta@waterfortheamericas.org

 

Alan Ashbaugh, Director WFTA

Tel: 970-226-4432

ashbaughs@comcast.net

Member:

Rotary Club of Fort Collins , CO

http://www.rotarycluboffortcollins.org/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Our Work – What we Do

Water for the Americas helps communities obtain, improve and protect drinking water supplies.  We do this by working directly with community groups and with other nonprofit, non-governmental organizations in areas where needs are greatest. 

Our Projects include:

  • Water Supply systems for small, rural communities
  • Sanitation facilities for small, rural communities
  • Watershed protection and rehabilitation
  • Microbusiness Development
  • Education on water system management, sanitation and water supply protection

 

The projects are initiated by the communities where the project beneficiaries live.  Because local needs and interest drive the projects and because we work closely and cooperatively with our local partners and project sponsors to develop solutions that are technically appropriate and that can be implemented and maintained by the communities with locally-available resources.  To help assess project effectiveness, we routinely conduct health surveys before and after implementation to measure the impact of clean water on the community.

Who We Partner With

Our main partners are the people in the communities we serve.  We also partner with and work through organization in the United States and the countries in which our projects are located.  Some of these include Rotary Clubs, Lions Clubs, the U.S. Peace Corps, Engineers Without Borders, International Rural Water Association, Alliance for International Reforestation, Agua Viva, and Associacion Salvadorena de Sistemas de Agua.  In addition, we have partnered with local governmental departments involved in implementing the projects.

 

 

Water Development expertise

 

  El Salvador

 

Guatemala

 

Will work in other Central American Countries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
     

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