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For Immediate Release:
Contact: Kathleen Hower, Executive Director: 412-735-6211 (cell)
Angela Garcia, Deputy Director: 412-735-6212 (cell)
Global Links Accepting Financial Donations to support
Hurricane Matthew Recovery Efforts in the Caribbean
Shipments of donated medical supplies being prepared;
will support health services in Cuba, Haiti
Global Links Staff Available for Comment on Recovery Efforts
(PITTSBURGH – October 5, 2016) – Global Links, a Pittsburgh-based international humanitarian aid organization, is responding to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Matthew by preparing medical equipment and supplies that will support health services and hospitals damaged by the storm.
Hospital gloves, masks and gowns are among the items being packed by the thousands by staff and volunteers at the Global Links headquarters in Green Tree. These and other medical supplies and surplus equipment donated by hospitals and businesses throughout western Pennsylvania will be shipped to Global Links’ partners on the ground in each country and distributed to the communities most impacted by the storm.
PHOTO/VIDEO OPPORTUNITY: Supplies are being packed on Thursday and Friday mornings from 10 AM – noon and containers will be loaded at Global Links headquarters in Green Tree early next week.
“Because our regional hospitals and health systems are both generous and committed to taking the extra steps of directing their surplus to us year-round rather than sending it to landfills, we are well supplied to immediately respond to this crisis,” says Global Links Executive Director and Co-Founder Kathleen Hower.
Global Links is currently accepting financial donations to cover the cost of shipping medical supplies to the affected areas.
Donations can be made online at www.globallinks.orgor by sending a check to:
700 Trumbull Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15205
About Global Links
Global Links is a medical relief and development organization dedicated to supporting health improvement initiatives in resource-poor communities, primarily in the Western Hemisphere. Global Links collaborates with US healthcare institutions and the community to recover hundreds of tons of high-quality surplus medical materials every year that would otherwise be sent to landfills.
These materials are shared with public health facilities around the world and non-profit organizations in Western Pennsylvania that are providing care for their community’s most vulnerable people. For more information, visit www.globallinks.org.
Global Links. Sharing Surplus. Saving Lives.