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MedShare Participating in Georgia Governor-Elect's Day of Service
Atlanta nonprofit MedShare chosen as volunteer locale for incoming Governor Nathan Deal's statewide volunteer day
Governor-Elect Deal has devoted his life to public service, previously serving as prosecutor, judge, state senator, and US Congressman. As service has been a priority in his life, Deal is choosing to make it a priority for Georgia as well by kicking-off his administration of Georgia's 82nd Governor "With a Servant's Heart." Thirty-one organizations will host volunteers throughout the Day of Service.
"Through his personal record of service, the governor-elect has set an example for all Georgians," said Tricia Pridemore, co-chair of the inaugural. "'With a Servant's Heart' is a day for Georgians to respond and act on needs within their own region."
MedShare is an innovative nonprofit with a dual mission to deliver surplus medical supplies to underserved populations around the world while lessening the impact of medical waste in Georgia. The organization mobilizes over 12,000 community volunteers each year to help it sort, box and ship medical supplies such as dressings, sutures, and surgical tools to needy health facilities in 85 countries.
"MedShare is honored to be chosen as a host organization for Governor-Elect Deal's Day of Service. We annually give Georgia volunteers the opportunity to improve our community as well as those abroad by sorting medical supplies that were saved from local landfills. As we rely on volunteers, I am pleased to see Governor Deal choose to set such a fine example of volunteerism as he embarks on his administration,"
MedShare will host volunteers from 9am – 4pm on January 8, 2011. Other organizations participating are Good News at Noon, Athens Greenway Project, Atlanta Union Mission, Habitat for Humanity, Good News Clinics, and Senior Connections. For more information on the event, visit http://www.dealinaugural.com/
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MedShare is a US 501c3 organization that bridges the gap between surplus and need to improve healthcare and the environment through the efficient recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. For more information, please visit the organization’