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Economic struggles in Venezuela have led to a public health crisis. Recent articles in the New York Times and Boston Globe highlight the situation and state that “Only about 35 percent of the country’s hospital beds are operational.”

We recently interviewed some of our Venezuelan members here on our blog, and now highlight their efforts to connect with and support their home community. They invite everyone to bring donations of non-prescription medicines and first aid supplies that will be sent to Venezuela to treat diseases like Dengue and Zika as well as common ailments.

The goal is to collect 50 pounds of products and send them to Venezuela through a private parcel service. The package will be received and distributed by the Catholic congregation of the Eudists in different parishes nationwide.
Any and all contributions are welcome! Donations can be left in the box at the host desk at Impact Hub Boston, 50 Milk Street, on the 17th floor.

This is a non-political campaign as we make every effort for the supplies to arrive safely in Venezuela.

Medical Supply collection basket

Here is a list of suggested items to donate:

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) suspension liquid (Child) / Acetaminophen (Tylenol) tablets
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc) tablets / Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) suspension liquid (Child)
  • Loratadine (Claritin, Alavert) tablets/suspension liquid
  • Cetirizine (Zyrtec, Alleroff)
  • Ranitidine (Zantac)
  • Omeprazole (Prilosec, Omesec)
  • Vaseline (Baby)
  • Calamine lotion (Caladryl)
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Diapers (baby)
  • Diapers (Adults)
  • Sanitary Pads (Women)
  • First aid:
    • sterile gauze pads of different sizes
    • adhesive tape
    • Adhesive and elastic bandages in several sizes
    • antiseptic wipes
    • soap
    • antibiotic ointment
    • antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
    • hydrocortisone cream (1%)
    • disposable instant cold packs
    • alcohol wipes or ethyl alcohol

 

Please share this information widely with your networks, and thank you in advance for your support.