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News

On April 25 a violent earthquake rocked Nepal, killing thousands of people and injuring thousands more. A second major (magnitude 7.3) earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday May 12th - just 17 days after the first devastating quake.
Thanks to your support Medical Bridges is able to supply teams of aid workers traveling to Nepal to help with relief efforts.  Please continue to support our work so that we may continue to assist those who are first on the ground to help in times of disaster and devastation.

This past February, CEO Dorothy Bolettieri, Mr. George Bolettieri, Director of Business Development and Mr. Al Carrasco, Director of Global Services had the pleasure of visiting La Antigua, Guatemala, home of Virgen del Socorro, a five-building patient facility that is being constructed by Asociación Amigos Pro Obras Sociales (AAPOS) under the guidance of Mr. Michael Ascoli, one of the founding members of AAPOS.

On March 28th, members of the Medical Bridges Board of Directors “stepped into the shoes” of the sort room crew. They had the opportunity to identify, sort and box medical supplies. “It was very enlightening to be on this side for a few hours,” said one of the directors. The Medical Bridges staff extends a huge THANK YOU! to our board members, not only for their volunteering in the sort room, but most especially for their many hours of service and support all year long. 

The Bank of New York Mellon staff members have been volunteering at Medical Bridges for the past three years. We had the pleasure of talking with Mrs. Julie Hoffman-Ramos 

Medical Bridges’ volunteers come to us from all walks of life.  In March, we welcomed students from the Jefferson Davis High School DECA club located on Quitman Street in Houston, TX; DECA is an international organization which teaches leadership, personal development, and business skills through competitions and hands-on experiences.

Kelli Cohen Fein MD, a native Houstonian, is both a general and pediatric radiologist. She is well known and respected for her focused dedication and support of numerous vital community and social causes in our city.

Of her many associations, Kelli is passionate about her work with the Baylor College of Medicine Huffington Center on Aging; the Women’s Cancer Foundation whose mission is to downgrade breast and other female cancers in low-resource countries; and the Anti-Defamation League.

Kelli Cohen Fein, along with Barbara Van Postman, is co-chairing the 2015 Medical Bridges Gala in October and is a co-recipient of the 2015 Chairman’s Award at Medical Bridges Services Awards Dinner on April 23rd.

For the past seven years, members of the First United Methodist Church in Athens, Texas, come to the Houston Rodeo. During the day, they volunteer at Medical Bridges sorting and boxing medical supplies and later enjoy the Rodeo.  

We had the pleasure of meeting two volunteers from a student-led organization called United2Heal, established at the Virginia Commonwealth University located in Richmond, VA. Faisal Alshareif and Ahmed Abdeen are leading members of this growing humanitarian aid organization. Striving to improve their knowledge, they decided to visit Medical Bridges and learn how to effectively procure and managed inventory, identify recipients, prepare products for shipping, etc.   

Mission Focus

Medical Bridges was honored to participate in the Sugar Land Baptist Church Missions Fair on February 15.  During the event, parishioners visited with the 30-plus nonprofit organizations that their church supports.

Thank you to Sugar Land Baptist Church for your continued support of the Medical Bridges mission. 

“I’m more committed than ever to help”

“She’s a red-headed ‘go-getter’ who gets things done and gets it done with enthusiasm!”
That’s what so many say about Barbara Van Postman who is a life-long supporter of causes surrounding children, animals and education. Among her continued nonprofit involvements are: the University of St. Thomas Scholarship Fund; the Houston BARC Foundation where she was appointed to serve by Mayor Anise Parker; and Texas Children’s Hospital where she headed up their Annual Fundraising Luncheons.
For the last two years, Barbara and Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein have served as Co-Chairs of Medical Bridges Annual Gala raising hundreds of thousands of dollars.  In this new Donor Profile section of the monthly newsletter, Barbara talks about why she continues to support Medical Bridges.

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