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Not enough heart monitors to go around …

Sam Campbell
Aug 10, 2020

Imagine visiting the children’s ward at your local hospital. You walk down the long hallway stenciled in bright primary colors and spot kids in every room you pass. Some sleeping. Others coughing or crying.

Each one suffers from a different illness, but they all have one thing in common: they’re getting the help they need to hopefully get better.

Sadly, many hospitals around the world don’t have the equipment they need to treat their patients. And the people in the communities where they’re located can’t afford basic necessities like food, clean water, and durable clothing. But for just $30, you can help ship $990 worth of these and other lifesaving supplies. Every dollar you give multiplies 33X!

Our Zambia partner recently paid a visit to the children in a nearby hospital … and he couldn’t believe what he saw.

“I went to the children’s ward where they had just one or two monitors,” our partner said. “When a child is very critical, that’s when they’ll get the monitor and connect it to a child. And there will still be 50 or 60 kids waiting for the monitor.”

Unlike hospitals here in the U.S. where each patient is equipped with a monitor to keep check on things like blood pressure and heartrate, these children in Zambia have to wait hours as the monitor is passed from one sick child to the next. Not only does this prevent early detection of problems, but medical staff fear it could transfer infection.

And during the coronavirus pandemic, that threat has never been greater.

Hospitals around the world are treating coronavirus victims. Some hospitals are already at max capacity. And the number of confirmed cases continues to grow. “When the numbers go up, hospitals get congested and become dangerous,” our partner said.

Our warehouse is currently full of medical equipment that hospitals like the one in Zambia need. There are hygiene kits, food, and other lifesaving supplies people suffering from poverty and the pandemic are waiting for. But it can’t be shipped without your help.

Every $1 you give is enough to ship $33 worth of these critical supplies.

That means your gift instantly multiplies 33X!

Right now, sick children can’t be treated because hospitals and clinics lack medical equipment. Mothers can’t afford clothes or shoes for their kids. And families living in poverty continue to go hungry day after day.

These people were already struggling without basic necessities. Now, the coronavirus pandemic and widespread unemployment has pushed them to the edge.

Please give today to help ship lifesaving aid to someone in need before it’s too late.

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