This year at Envizi we are continuing our support for MedEarth, an Australian charity co-founded by one of Envizi’s senior staff members. MedEarth is saving lives in developing countries, and reducing impact on the environment by recovering and redistributing Australian medical equipment and supplies previously destined for landfill. This grass-roots charity is achieving real outcomes, and I encourage you to support them too.
Two of our Envizi team, Natasha Homsey and Michael Dunbar, are taking on Trails for Change (https://trailsforchange.com.au), a three day 100km Great Ocean Road trail run/walk starting on the 29th of November in support of MedEarth (www.medearth.org). You can support Natasha and Michael by donating at https://trailsforchange.com.au/enviziteam. Or perhaps you’d like to form your own fundraising team?
To date MedEarth has recovered over $1 million dollars worth of medical equipment and supplies and saved over 220 cubic meters and 30 tons of usable medical items from going to landfill avoiding disposal cost and reducing environmental impact. These recovered items have saved and improved the lives of thousands of patients in the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Myanmar, Papa New Guinea and Malawi.
With funds raised from Trails for Change last year, MedEarth was able to pack a 40-foot container with 6 tons of medical equipment and supplies that MedEarth diverted from landfill. The container was sent to Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi that lacked basic hospital items such as the hospital beds, patient trolleys, birthing beds and patient lockers that MedEarth provided to them free of charge.
MedEarth is currently preparing two shipments for two destinations in Zimbabwe. These hospitals also need basic items such as hospital beds, wheelchairs, patient hoists, sterilizing bowls and patient hygiene supplies.
The funds raised from this year’s Trails for Change event will assist MedEarth to make even more of these types of shipments so they can have an even bigger positive impact on the welfare of our planet and on its citizens.
Please consider joining Envizi in supporting Mike and Natasha in their fundraising efforts to make their huge physical challenge deliver the maximum benefit for a really worthwhile cause. I encourage you to please make a tax-deductible donation at https://trailsforchange.com.au/enviziteam.
Every $100 raised results in $20,000 of equipment and supplies being recovered and being made available to communities lacking in basic medical equipment and supplies rather than ending up in landfill in Australia.
A $200 donation enables MedEarth to recover medical equipment that can save 50 infants lives.
Thanks in advance for your support!