With the divine blessings of Lord Shree Swaminarayanbapa Swamibapa, members of our Secaucus Shree Swaminarayan Temple spent their Saturday afternoon volunteering with MedShare International, a fellow nonprofit organization committed to improving healthcare and the environment though the recovery and redistribution of surplus medical supplies and equipment to those most in need. The Northeast Region headquarters is located just a few short steps away from the temple and members of the temple were thrilled to partner with a neighboring nonprofit organization with similar core values of service, giving, and being environmentally conscious.
Our volunteers packed over two tons of medical supplies for underserved hospitals and clinics in Ethiopia, Mauritania, New Guinea, Turkey, Ecuador, Nigeria, Guatemala, and Kenya. In total, the volunteers packed over 2,500 units of medical supplies in 324 boxes with a total weight of 4,102 pounds; a record for the Northeast Regional MedShare Headquarters.
The congregation looks forward to continuing its partnership with MedShare International and other local non-profit, charity organizations, to allow us to continue serving members of the local community.