Originally published by WLKY News. You can read the original story here.
Helping out on the homefront
“SOS, a Louisville-based global health organization, has redirected all available medical supplies to local organizations, first responders and health care facilities in the fight against COVID-19. While SOS is mostly known for redistributing surplus medical supplies to medically impoverished communities in the developing world, the organization’s role in protecting lives here in Louisville has never been greater.
So far, SOS has prepared and donated more than $500,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to help local organizations fight the coronavirus. This included personal protection items such as face masks, gowns, gloves and equipment like ventilators and infrared thermometers. In addition, SOS has donated hundreds of pounds of personal hygiene products to local homeless shelters.
Here’s the list of local organizations to whom SOS has provided critical supplies:
- University of Louisville Department of Infectious Disease (in partnership with Louisville Metro Department of Health)
- Louisville Metro Police Department
- Louisville Metro Fire Department
- Regional hospitals
- Clark County Health Department
- Home health agencies including Hosparus and VNA Health at Home
- Local senior living facilities
- Health clinics in western Louisville
- Restaurants providing meals for laid-off restaurant workers
- Local homeless shelters
To learn more about SOS, call 502-736-6360 or visit soshealthandhope.org.”