Project C.U.R.E.

This nonprofit, which distributes donated medical equipment and supplies worldwide, has lately been addressing the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) provides donated medical equipment and supplies to under-resourced hospitals and clinics throughout the world. The nonprofit, established in 1987 in Denver, collects and sorts new and overstocked medical supplies from various sources, including manufacturers, wholesalers, and individuals. It then distributes them in places where they are needed most.

The organization, which has served 134 countries, also offers outreach programs. C.U.R.E. Clinics connects volunteer medical professionals from the U.S. with providers in underdeveloped nations while Kits for Kids provides families with basic but hard-to-obtain medicine-cabinet and hygiene items, such as antibiotic ointment, bandages, and soap.

When the COVID-19 pandemic overwhelmed the U.S., Project C.U.R.E. switched its focus from developing countries to its own backyard, donating 100 percent of its masks, gloves, and personal-protection equipment to first responders in the six major cities where it operates distribution centers. The organization also conducted donation drives resulting in 60 pallets of medical supplies and joined with major corporations to procure masks, bio-protective suits, and other crucial gear.

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