The entire Denver team spent a half day at the C.U.R.E distribution center in Denver to sort medical supplies that will be sent to communities in need all over the world.
"Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) was founded in 1987 by James Jackson, who was working as an international economic consultant in developing countries when his work put him face to face with the needs of the sick and dying. During a trip to Brazil, Dr. Jackson visited a small clinic near Rio de Janeiro, where he learned that patients were often turned away due to a lack of basic medical supplies. Jackson was moved to action, making a promise to the clinic doctor that he would help provide relief to the people there." (Source: https://projectcure.org/about/history)
Besides learning more about the history of the organization we were also educated on what challenges these communities face in receiving medical help. An especially moving fact was that these countries often do not ask for any supplies specifically used for infants as only 1 in 5 will survive. We also learned that life expectation often does not exceed 50 due to dental infections which can quickly be life threatening without medical attention.
This was a great experience and we are definitely planning another volunteer day soon! Highly recommend C.U.R.E. to anyone who wants to make a difference and donate their time to a non-profit organization.