In 1987, James Jackson was an international economic consultant whose work took him to a small clinic in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It was in this underserved clinic that he came face to face with a global problem affecting millions of people every single day – the lack of access to basic medical supplies needed to treat the sick. Moved by what he witnessed, he returned to his home in Colorado, USA and with the help of his friends and sponsors, started Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment).
Today, Project C.U.R.E is the “largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world.” Through the work of hundreds of volunteers, they assess the region they intend to serve by learning what items they need prior to sending their donated supplies as well as receive, sort and process pallets of medical donations provided by their healthcare partners. Every week, two or three cargo containers each carrying on average $400,000 worth of supplies are shipped to one of the 130 countries they serve, filled with everything from surgical gloves to cardiological equipments underresourced doctors once only dreamed of.
The Rimini Street Denver Team took the afternoon shift at the Project C.U.R.E. Denver warehouse to sort dozens of boxes of various medical supplies. In just mere hours, we processed tens of thousands of products that will soon become a part of the cargo shipments to be sent overseas. Thank you, Project C.U.R.E, for allowing us to be a part of your extraordinary organization and for connecting us to our friends in need around the world through the power of volunteerism.