- We offer all medical items at no charge.
- We pay all the shipping charges to get these medical items in the hands of professionals in developing countries.
- This is a free service to hospitals and clinics. We pick up their unwanted supplies and redistribute at no charge to them.
Items that can't be used overseas are redistributed in our communities to adult home care facilities (I.E. bedpads, bandages, personnel cleaning products, adult diapers) to schools (I.E. paper exam gowns, tongue depressors for use in art projects, garbage cans for use in a battery recycle project), to high school biology teachers for dissecting mice(I.E.scalpels, forceps), to wildlife centers and zoos (I.E. sutures, syringes).
In addition, we share items with free clinics that treat the homeless and uninsured. Even the Washington State Patrol have benefitted from these supplies, (I.E. sharps containers) for confiscating drug paraphernalia which are now carried in squad cars.
Recent Successes and Current Challenges
We are very proud to help the tornado victims in Joplin, Missouri. The Everett Clinic had given Rescue three pallets of expired face masks. Because of the expiration date they could not be used by medical professionals but were perfect for people to use digging through rubble and debris. They were sent to a collation of churches in the area that were helping in the clean up effort.
In the last six years, Rescue has sent 14,537 lbs of medical items into nine different countries. The processing of these items; inventory, catalog, packing and shipping was all done from a spare bedroom and a storage unit. We need a facility to work from. We can conduct business in approximately 1000 sq ft. This could be in a strip mall, warehouse or office setting. We also need help to pay that shipping bill of $8,000.