Had an amazing night supporting the ongoing partnership between Project C.U.R.E. and Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy, and the new initiative to bring much needed medical supplies to clinics and medical centers in rural Cambodia!
Swipe through go see images of the C.U.R.E. warehouse in Woodridge, IL - boxes stacked wall to wall floor to ceiling filled with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of donated medical supplies that will all be sorted, packaged, and shipped off to rural developing communities around the world that would otherwise be without necessary medical supplies.
A story If you want to learn more - the Cambodia initiative came from a very real need for medical attention in communities just a few miles outside of tourist hot-spot Angkor Wat. You may have heard of the Killing Field? This was a very real event that happened within our lifetime. A genocide where the Khmer regime decides there were only two classes: the wealthy, and peasant farmers. No middle class. To achieve this, they murdered all the doctors, all the teachers, anyone who was educated, literate, spoke another language, anyone with braces or glasses, etc. they wiped out millions of Cambodians leaving a generation of uneducated farmers. After the genocide ended, the US, countries in Europe, etc wanted to help, so they built infrastructure like highways and medical buildings, forgetting that all the doctors were murdered. The Project C.U.R.E. initiative in Cambodia aims at providing these communities with basic medical supplies, machines, equipment, medication, etc as well as the training needed to operate the machines and provide basic diagnosis and treatment plans. One shipping container from the warehouse has the potential to provide approximately 200,000 people with medical care they wouldn’t otherwise get.