Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Broward Health will donate $250,000 worth of PPE and medical supplies to support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti this Thursday, October 7. About 60 pallets of supplies, including face masks, surgical gloves, ponchos, and other items that can be used for health care, COVID mitigation and preservation of health and wellness, will be shared with Man Dodo and the Haitian American Nurses Association for distribution of medical supplies for Haiti.
WHAT: About 60 pallets of supplies worth $250,000 to be donated by Broward Health to Man Dodo and the Haitian American Nurses Association to support their Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
B-roll from within warehouse to be provided; immediately following press conference, media can capture B-roll of truck being loaded outside.
WHEN: Thursday, October 7, 2021, at 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Broward Health Headquarters, 1700 NW 49th St., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Press to be held in the Board Room in the 1700 building.
- Shane Strum, President/CEO, Broward Health
- Jorge Hernandez, Vice President of Supply Chain/Chief Procurement Officer, Broward Health (English/Spanish)
- Ed Lozama, Man Dodo
- Rose Valcin, President, Haitian American Nurses Association (English/Creole)
- State Representative Marie Paule Woodson (English/Creole)
WHY: On August 14, 2021, Haiti experienced a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in the western Tiburon Peninsula, a region already experiencing a more than 75% poverty rate. The earthquake left tens of thousands injured and homeless. Almost two months later, more than 800,000 Haitians continue to experience lack of shelter, food/water insecurities and emergency healthcare per the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
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