Project C.U.R.E Helps hospitals in third world countries

Posted at 4:51 PM, Nov 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-30 21:38:20-05

A Nashville non-profit working to provide donated medical supplies to hospitals and clinics overseas is looking for volunteers to help in its warehouse.

Throughout the year, organizers at Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) receive, sort and ship donated medical supplies and equipment to resource-limited communities around the world.

Project Manager Dave Maddux said the supplies come from local hospitals replacing older equipment.

"We're the benefactor of those local hospitals," he said.

Maddux said the non-profit sends assessment teams to countries like Nigeria first to see what hospitals need.

"The waiting rooms don't have chairs, the birthing rooms don't have birthing tables, infant warmers are made out of incandescent bulbs. We've seen emergency rooms where they're sewing people up with dental floss," Maddux said.

Maddux said he left the corporate world to help make a more satisfying difference.

"Last year we did $60 million in donated goods, this year we're going to come close to $80 million. Nobody pays on the other end," he said. 

Groups looking to volunteer can contact the warehouse at 615-837-7575.