(Portland, OR) December 27, 2021 – Massive tornadoes across Kentucky earlier this month claimed lives, displaced thousands of people, and destroyed homes, businesses, and livelihoods. Because needs remain great in the region, non-profits Medical Teams International and Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette (GICW) are partnering to build critically needed hygiene supply kits for survivors.

This week, Medical Teams International is engaging its existing volunteer base to build 1,500 of its Compassion Force hygiene kits. Each kit costs $12 and provides enough hygiene items for one month, including shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, floss, Band-Aids, and a washcloth. Media are welcome to attend and interview our staff and volunteers.

WHEN: Wednesday, December 29, 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. PST

WHERE: Medical Teams International Distribution Center
14150 SW Milton Court, Tigard, OR 97224


About Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette

Goodwill Industries of the Columbia Willamette (GICW) operates retail stores, outlet locations, two online shopping sites, and attended donation centers. Donations and purchases fund Goodwill’s free job services programs and we’re proud to be good environmental stewards with our award-winning recycling and salvage operations. Founded in Portland in 1927, today GICW serves communities in Northwest and Central Oregon and Southwest Washington. Learn more at meetgoodwill.org and on social media using @meetgoodwill.


About Medical Teams International

Founded in 1979, Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. We care for the whole person— physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Daring to love like Jesus, we serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex or race. Because every person—no matter where they are or how desperate their situation—matters. Learn more at medicalteams.org and on social media using @medicalteams.