Non-profit Organization is Fundraising to Help MAP International Provide Critically Needed Disaster Health Kits

(Portland, OR) August 28, 2020 – Medical Teams International, a humanitarian organization that responds to sudden emergencies globally, has partnered with MAP International to provide critically needed Disaster Health Kits to families and individuals impacted by Hurricane Laura along the Gulf Coast.

Each kit is packed with essential items to keep illness and disease from spreading in close quarters and to provide dignity to people who have had to leave their belongings behind. They are packed with soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, first aid kits, and other vital items. Each kit costs $10 to procure and distribute. $50 will help a family of five for a week, and $100 provides kits for 10 people.

MAP International has already procured the necessary supplies, so the funds raised by Medical Teams will enable the kits to be distributed locally in the affected areas. Medical Teams will not be sending medical professionals to volunteer, as the most critical need now is to provide supplies. However, Medical Teams is always interested in adding to our roster of trained medical professionals who are ready and willing to be deployed to other disasters. For more information, please visit https://www.medicalteams.org/volunteer

To make a donation to Medical Teams’ response, please visit https://give.medicalteams.org/give/hurricane-laura.htm


About MAP International

MAP International is a Georgia-based global health organization providing hope to millions of people around the world for over 65 years. They bring medicines and health supplies to those in need so people might experience life to the fullest. Please visit www.map.org to learn more.

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. For more information and to volunteer or donate, please visit medicalteams.org

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