Project C.U.R.E.

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Providing Much Needed Medical Supplies to Placer Bonito, Dominican Republic

Project C.U.R.E. used Dignity Health’s grant to send a container of customized medical supplies to rural Placer Bonito, Dominican Republic, and acquired a matching grant from the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLB) to convey an identical shipment to Haiti. The Dominican Republic is the second largest island nation in the Caribbean, sharing a border with Haiti, currently deemed the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Both countries and Haiti in particular, are still recovering from a 7.0 earthquake in 2010 that killed over 300,000 people and left 1.5 million people homeless. Recent hurricanes are bringing yet more stresses on its beleaguered population.

Project C.U.R.E. continues to be an important partner with Dignity Health’s Community Health International Program in distributing needed medical supplies to some of the most impoverished countries in the world.

Last year, Project C.U.R.E partnered with Dignity Health to ship containers of medical supplies and equipment to the Ebola-plagued country of Liberia, and to the victims injured in Nepal’s earthquake.

You can learn more about Project C.U.R.E. from their website: http://www.projectcure.org.