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Parole Rotary and District 7620 spread much needed basic medical supplies around the world.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023
By: Gene Deems

(Annapolis) - Parole Rotary supports the philosophy that we are better working together! That is why Parole Rotary is helping to distribute $20,000 of basic medical supplies to the third world countries in partnership with Rotary Clubs in District 7620.

Medicine With a Mission has provided Parole Rotary ten Project C.U.R.E. kits (each having a value of $2,000) for distribution to under-resourced countries through one of its International Service Programs.  Parole Rotary will be offering Project C.U.R.E. Kits to ten Rotary District Clubs on a first-come, first-served basis.

Project manager Sandi Shanahan says “Project C.U.R.E is a partner in this project. It is the world’s largest distributor of donated medical equipment and supplies to resource-limited communities across the globe, touching the lives of patients, families and children in more than 135 countries. Working with other clubs in the district we will be reaching multiple countries as our District Rotary Clubs do philanthropic work in other countries.”

Any Rotary Club in District 7620 may apply for a Project C.U.R.E. Kit, with an estimated value of $2,000 of basic medical supplies. There are ten kits, and they will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis to any club going on an international trip to provide service to the people in another country. The service trip does not have to be medically related.

All kits are no more than 50 pounds in weight to allow for it to count as regular luggage in transport.

Project C.U.R.E. provides a gift explanation letter with a listing of the contents inside the bag to prevent any customs issues if there is an inquiry.

There is no cost to the District Club asking for a kit. There is no cost for the shipping to the individual’s home or business. The kit will be ordered and delivered to the person designated to be the one responsible for transporting the kit to the receiving country.

If you have any questions about this project, please email Sandi Shanahan at shanahansj@comcast.net.

To apply for a Project C.U.R.E. Kit requests should go to shanahansj@comcast.net.

Email subject line should be Project C.U.R.E. Kit request. Include the Rotary Club Name, the contact name, phone number and email of the person who will be physically taking the kit on your trip.

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