March 13, 2017
CURE Overview 2016 January 31, 2017

(Compassionate Utilization of REsources)

Overview for 2016

 

 

CURE, an all volunteer Arkansas Non-Profit, with 501(c)(3) qualification from the IRS, is engaged in local and regional benevolent work, collection and shipment of medical surplus (equipment and supplies) to foreign hospitals, clinics and doctors and regional disaster relief.

 

During the year of 2016 CURE traveled 53,791 miles picking up and delivering linen, medical supplies, equipment, clothes, food and toys. The approximate donated value was $3 Million, at a fuel cost of $14,786.48.  CURE has picked up 57 truckloads and delivered 53 during 2016.

              

CURE supplied enough Medical Equipment and Supplies to organizations shipping overseas to fill 18 forty(40)foot cargo containers this year.

 

Humanitarian aid, equipment and supplies continue to be sent to the nations of Haiti, Honduras, Guatemala, Ukraine and Swaziland.  Lives that CURE has touched number in the Hundreds of Thousands in the 57 different foreign nations that have been served to date.

 

CURE continues to strive to be true to its Mission:  To actively demonstrate the love and compassion of Christ to everyone (locally, regionally, nationally and internationally).  CURE provides volunteers with service opportunities that impact lives and also provides a source to facilitate humanitarian assistance to people within our local and regional communities.  CURE remains alert and ready to respond with disaster relief for immediate on-site distribution and aid to tornado and other disaster areas. 

 

CURE provided in excess of 850 items of durable medical equipment (DME) to and through local agencies assisting patients being cared for at home who failed to qualify for financial assistance.  Items provided include wheelchairs, power chairs, walkers, crutches, canes, hoya lifts, hospital beds/mattresses, tub & shower seats and bedside commodes. 

 

CURE continues to partner with Arkansas School Based Health Centers (SBHC).  CURE has assisted a total of 24 SBHC (mostly in rural communities) since January of 2011.  The estimated value of those items is between $200-250 Thousand.  Tens of Thousands of Children in Arkansas have benefited from this partnership. 

 

Since its’ inception, CURE has provided, and continues to provide, support and aid to West-Ark’s InnerCity Meal ministry.  CURE continues to partner with “The Hope Chest”, a separate locally based Non-Profit outreach, including clothing and household goods distribution services.  CURE provides goods, transportation, warehousing and logistics assistance to support both ministries.

 

 

 

 

Please note that there is now an additional way for you to make a difference.  When you select CURE as your preferred charity through Amazon Smile Foundation, a percentage of eligible Amazon purchases supports our activities – without increasing your cost!

 

CURE wants to say THANKS! for your support, work, encouragement and - most of all -  for your past and continued prayers.  To date, CURE has helped the needs of people in 57 other countries worldwide and many Thousands of lives locally and regionally. Only the LORD knows the number of lives He’s actually touched through CURE’s activities. May God receive all the Glory, Honor and Praise as we work together to do what God created us for, “Good Works.”

 

                                                          IF NOT US, WHO?

   IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

 

CURE Overview 2011 March 27, 2012

CURE        

(Compassionate Utilization of Resources)

Overview for 2011

 

CURE, an all volunteer Arkansas Non-profit, with 501C(3) qualifications from the IRS, is engaged in local benevolent work, collection and shipment of medical surplus (equipment and supplies) to foreign hospitals, clinics and doctors and regional disaster relief.  

During the year of 2011 CURE traveled 76,263 miles picking up and delivering linen, medical supplies, equipment, clothes, food and toys. Fuel cost $36,214.00.

                

           CURE supplied enough Medical Equipment and Supplies, to organizations that ship overseas, to fill twenty-eight (28)  forty (40) foot cargo containers. Examples of items that CURE provided for those 28 containers are:  wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, bedside chairs, Hoya lifts, hospital furniture, hospital beds, mattresses, gurneys, disposable briefs, Foley catheters, syringes, needles, IV sets, surgical gloves, scrubs, surgical gowns, shoe covers, surgical masks, disposable drapes, orthopedic slings, boots and supports, linen, surgical instruments, gumco suction equipment, exam tables, baby beds and infant incubators, dental chairs and eye exam equipment.

 

                      Here is an overview of where those 76,263 miles took us:

 

q       Delivered Tornado and Disaster Relief to Smithville, MS, Tuscaloosa, AL, Hackleburg, AL, Joplin, MO, Etna and Denning, AR.

q       Provided in excess of $50,000 of hardware, building supplies and equipment to the Methodist Boys Ranch at Lake Tenkiller, OK.

q       Picked up and delivered 128 truckloads, approximately 832,000 pounds, of medical supplies, equipment and linen in 13 states. During the year CURE picked up 52,100 pounds of linen from Superior Linen Co., Muskogee, OK.

q       Delivered to Life Resources International (Judsonia, AR) and Operation Ukraine (Columbus, MS) for shipment world over. Approx. 220,000 thousand pounds.

q       Provided 25 hospital beds mattresses and furniture, plus birthing beds, baby beds, ultrasound machine, autoclave and medical supplies to a women and children’s hospital/clinic in Bolivia.

q       Partnership with SE Kansas Recycling Center in Pittsburgh, KS. who supplied CURE with 3 truckloads of wheel chairs, walkers and DME items.

q       CURE continues to provide humanitarian relief aide to Haiti.

q       Delivered 16 pallets of assorted linen to Helping Hands International (RAPHA), Fort Worth, TX.

q       Supplied multi shipments of medical supplies and equipment to Christian

            Air Ministries for Mabel’s Clinic Hospital in Progresso, Mexico.                       

q       Picked up a 5 office Dental Clinic donated to CURE by a retired Dentist in Shreveport, LA. 

q       Provided dental equipment and related medical supplies to set up a clinic in El Salvador.

q       Collected medical supplies, equipment, furniture and linen to furnish two medical clinics on Navajo Reservations in Arizona and New Mexico.

q       Magazine School Wellness Center- CURE provided exam room equipment to outfit a 3-room wellness clinic plus 2 dental chairs for their dental lab.

q       Provided medical equipment & supplies to set up a Wellness Center, in Paris, AR that included a Dental and Eye Clinic.

q       Provided Dental Chairs and related equipment to a Wellness Center in Harrison, AR.

q       Worked with African Christian Hospitals to fill a container going to Nigeria and Tanzania.

q       Picked up medical supplies from local hospitals.

q       Maintains truck & trailer for intercity work for WestArk Church of Christ.

q       Picked up clothes, shoes and toys for Hope Chest.

q       CURE loans equipment to Church members and the Community who need equipment, such as hospital beds, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs and power generators.

       Throughout the year CURE supplied linen to the following:

·         20 bed Cancer Hospital in the Island of Fiji

·         Community Rescue Mission, Fort Smith

·         Cookson Hills Orphan Home “Help, Hope & Healing”, Kansas & OK

·         Medical Clinic in LaPalma, El Salvador

·         Watered Garden Homeless Shelter, Joplin, MO.

·         Battered Women’s Shelter, Russellville, AR (20 bed facility)

·         Baby linen and pampers to Heart to Heart, Fort Smith

·         First Step Day Center, Fort Smith

·         Hope Chest, Fort Smith for distribution

·         Victims of home disaster- fire and flood

 

CURE provided Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to local agencies assisting patients being cared for at home, who failed to qualify for financial aide. Agencies included St. Edward Rehab, Sparks Med. Ctn., National Seating & Mobility, Paris Community Outreach Servers, Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission and Amedis Home Health Services, Reynolds Cancer Support House, Good Samaritan Clinic, Community Rescue Mission, Muscular Dystrophy Assoc. and the Fort Smith VA Clinic.  Items provided to these agencies include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, hoya lift, hospital beds/mattresses, tub & shower sets & potty chairs.  

 

CURE wants to say Thanks for your support, work, encouragement and most of all for your prayers.  Special Thanks to an anonymous donor who purchased CURE a new truck in 2011 and to another anonymous donor, who provided CURE with a newer forklift. To date, CURE has helped the needs of people in 50 countries worldwide and thousands of lives locally and regionally. Only the LORD knows the number of lives touched. May God receive all the Glory, Honor and Praise as we work together to do what God created us for, “Good Works.”

 

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

IF NOT US, WHO?

 

For more information contact: Mat Griffin:  Home 479-452-1472-Cell 479-883-4096

                                                   Ron Moreton: Home 479-452-2467-Cell 479-461-2898

 

 

 

 

 

CURE Overview 2010 January 5, 2011

CURE

(Compassionate Utilization of Resources)

Overview for 2010

During the year of 2010 CURE traveled 53,000 miles picking up and delivering linen, medical supplies, equipment, clothes, food and toys. Fuel cost $15,903.00. 

                

           CURE supplied enough Medical Equipment and Supplies, to organizations that ship overseas, to fill twenty two (22) forty (40) foot cargo containers. Examples of items that CURE provided for those 22 containers are:  wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, bedside chairs, Hoya lifts, hospital furniture, hospital beds, mattresses, gurneys, disposable briefs, Foley catheters, syringes, needles, IV sets, surgical gloves, scrubs, surgical gowns, shoe covers, surgical masks, disposable drapes, orthopedic slings, boots and supports, linen, surgical instruments, gumco suction equipment, exam tables, baby beds and infant incubators, dental chairs and eye exam equipment.

 

                      Here is an overview of where those 53,000 miles took us:

q       Made 31 trips to Superior Linen, Muskogee, OK. & picked up 79,078 pounds of linen.

q       Picked up 28 truckloads of medical supplies and equipment in Iowa.

q       Picked up medical equipment in South Dakota.

q       Provided 2 Hover Rounds for disabled Church members in Lanoka, Fiji.

q       Partnership with SE Kansas Recycling Center in Pittsburgh, KS. who supplied CURE with 3 truck loads of wheel chairs, walkers and DME items.

q       CURE provided relief to Haiti.

q       Gave electric wheel chair to a young man with cystic fibrosis at Dardanelle Nursing Center.

q       Supplied multi shipments of medical supplies and equipment to Christian

            Air Ministries for Mabel’s Clinic Hospital in Progresso, Mexico.

            CURE also sent autoclaves to get their hospital back into operation and a

            Lensometer for their eye clinic.         

q       Picked up medical equipment donated to CURE by Forsgren Construction, Ft. Smith, AR. 

q       Provided dental equipment and related medical supplies to set up a clinic in Sarstum, Guatemala.

q       Collecting medical supplies and equipment to furnish a small women’s hospital in Ghana, West Africa.

q       Lavaca Wellness Clinic- Cure provided exam room equipment to outfit a 3-room wellness clinic plus 2 dental chairs for their dental lab.

q       Provided medical equipment & supplies to set up a Wellness Center, in Lincoln, AR.

q       CURE took two pallets of canned foods to Community Rescue Mission.

q       Provided a truckload of Tornado Disaster Relief supplies to Yazoo City, MS.

q       Working with African Christian Hospitals to fill a container going to Nigeria.

q       Picked up medical supplies from local hospitals.

q       Picked up 14 loads of equipment from Springdale, AR

q       Maintains truck & trailer for intercity work for WestArk Church of Christ.

q       Picked up clothes, shoes and toys for Hope Chest.

q       CURE loans equipment to Church members and the Community who need equipment, such as hospital beds, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs and power generators.

       Throughout the year CURE supplied linen to the following:

·         20 bed Cancer Hospital in the Island of Fiji

·         Community Rescue Mission, Fort Smith

·         Cookson Hills Orphan Home “Help, Hope & Healing”, Kansas & OK

·         Medical Clinic in LaPalma, El Salvador

·         Southwest Good Samaritan Ministries, Los Fresno, TX

·         Battered Women’s Shelter in Dardanelle, AR  (16 bed facility)

·         Women’s Hospital Ghana, West Africa

·         Watered Garden Homeless Shelter, Joplin, MO.

·         Battered Women’s Shelter, Russellville, AR (20 bed facility)

·         Baby linen and pampers to Heart to Heart, Fort Smith

·         First Step Day Center, Fort Smith

·         Hope Chest, Fort Smith for distribution

·         Victims of home disaster- fire and flood

·         Life Resources International (Judsonia, AR) and Operation Ukraine (Columbus, MS) for shipment world over. Approx. 40-45 thousand pounds.

·         Paragould Children’s Home

·         Carthage Crisis Center, Carthage, MO

CURE provided Durable Medical Equipment (DME) to local agencies assisting patients being cared for at home, who failed to qualify for financial aide. Agencies included St. Edward Rehab, National Seating & Mobility, Paris Community Outreach Servers, Arkansas Spinal Cord Commission and Amedis Home Health Services.  Items provided to these agencies include wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, canes, hoya lift, hospital beds/mattresses, tub & shower sets & potty chairs.  

 

CURE wants to say Thanks for your support, work, encouragement and most of all for your prayers.  To date, CURE has helped the needs of people in 44 countries worldwide. May God receive all the Glory, Honor and Praise as we work together to do what God created us for, “Good Works.”

IF NOT NOW, WHEN?

IF NOT US, WHO?

For more information contact: Mat Griffin:  Home 479-452-1472-Cell 479-883-4096

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURE Overview 2009 December 2, 2010

 

CURE Overview for 2009
During the year of 2009, CURE traveled 39,900 miles picking up and delivering linens, medical supplies, equipment, clothes, food and toys. Fuel cost $11,188.00.
Here is an overview of where those 39,900 miles took us:
CURE supplied enough medical equipment and supplies, to organizations that ship overseas, to load fifteen
forty-foot cargo containers.
* Picked up 51,200 lbs. of linens from Superior Linen, Muskogee, OK.
* Loaded and shipped 24 pallets of supplies to the 287th Special Army Group in Iraq for delivery to the
people in need.
* Provided hospital linens for a recovery room in San Raymundo, Guatemala.
* Loaded a 53-foot trailer of equipment and supplies for Rick Caywood Ministries in Crawford, Texas.
Supplies going to Mexico.
* Sent hospital linens to a children’s orphanage, hospital and clinic in Mexico.
* Took 10 pallets of equipment to Fort Dodge, Iowa, for a medical mission going to Guatemala.
* Loaded a 40-foot container for disaster relief in American Samoa.
* Sent operating room equipment to Cross Ministries for hospital in Haiti.
* Took 6 pallets of linens to Torch Bearers Ministries in Branson, MO for shipment to Cameroon, West
Africa.
* Took 2 truckloads of disaster relief supplies to Mena, AR.
* Took 1 pallet of linens to Carthage Crisis Center in Carthage, MO.
* Supplied Water Gardens Homeless Shelter in Joplin, MO with 970 items of linen.
* Sent 9 boxes of hospital linens to Critical Care Cancer Hospital in Fiji.
* For 21 weeks, CURE has shipped two cases per week of hospital linens to a Chinese orphanage. This
is an ongoing project with FedEx providing the free shipping.
* Provided Good Samaritan Clinic in Fort Smith with special microscope and exam table.
* Packed three gaylord boxes with surgical supplies for Jim Wilson’s medical mission in Kenya, Africa.
* CURE stores the food for the church pantry.
* Maintains truck & trailer for inner-city work for West-Ark Church of Christ.
* Picked up clothes, shoes, and toys for The Hope Chest.
* Supplied blankets for The Hope Chest.
* CURE loans equipment to members of the church and the community who need equipment, such as
hospital beds, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs and power generators.
 
CURE wants to say “Thanks” for your support, work, encouragement and most of all for your prayers.
To date, CURE has helped the needs of people in 39 countries worldwide. May God receive all the glory,
honor and praise as we work together to do what God created us for, “Good Works.”
CURE Overview 2008 August 15, 2009

Overview for 2008 During the year of 2008, CURE made 67 trips, traveling over 31,000 miles -- picking up and delivering linens, medical supplies, equipment, clothes, food and toys.

Here is an overview of where those 31,000 miles took us:

  • CURE supplied enough medical equipment and supplies, to organizations that ship overseas, to load seventeen forty-foot containers.
  • Picked up 49,400 lbs. of linens from Muskogee, OK, between April & December.
  • Sent 371,000 doses of antibiotics to China and Myanmar to help earthquake & hurricane victims.
  • Took blankets and linens to McDonald County Disaster Relief in Neosho, MO.
  • Took blankets & work gloves to Atkins, Clinton, Mountain View & Cherokee, AR after the tornado.
  • Supplied 9,000 lbs. of food to the Clearinghouse.
  • Picked up 820 pairs of new men’s work shoes in Roanoke, AL, for distributions at The Hope Chest.
  • Took 1,500 blankets to Sugar Land, Texas, and 30,000 lbs. of food, linens and blankets to Baytown, Texas, to assist hurricane victims.
  • Sent blankets and linens to an Indian Reservation Clinic in Montana.
  • Shipped 1 pallet of general medical supplies & 11 pallets of blankets to North Korea.
  • Picked up clothing for The Hope Chest.
  • Collected and stored toys for the Christmas giveaway at The Hope Chest.
  • A 1200 square foot climate/temperature control room was constructed within the Vicksburg warehouse. All construction was done by CURE volunteers. The purposes and uses of the "climate control” room are as follows:
    • Storage of medication and supplies that must be kept within a specified temperature range.
    • Storage of food supplies for West-Ark Church panty and for Hope Park.
    • Provide a comfortable environment for volunteers to help sort and pack linens and medical supplies year round.
    The cost of materials to construct the climate control room was provided through a discretionary fund for one-time donations to worthwhile projects.

CURE wants to say “thanks” for your support, work, encouragement, and most of all for your prayers. May God receive all the glory, honor, and praise as we work together to do what God created us for, “Good Works.”

CURE News September 2007 August 15, 2009

Since CURE was organized in 1996, supplies and equipment have been shipped to 26 different countries. Here’s what CURE has been doing during the past three months.

  • CURE has taken enough supplies and equipment to Judsonia Church of Christ and Cloverdale Church of Christ to fill 3 containers going to the Ukraine, Honduras and Sudan.
  • CURE has taken enough supplies and equipment to Lakeside Church of Christ in Columbus, MS to fill a container going to Honduras.
  • Picked up 6 truckloads of supplies and equipment from 4 different cities in Iowa.
  • Picked up a load of hospital beds and wheelchairs in Harrison, AR.
  • CURE continued to support Inner City monthly meals and West-Ark grocery program.
  • Picked up clothing in McAlester, OK; some will go to The Hope Chest, and the remainder will go to Sudan and Honduras.
  • CURE made 4 pick ups of supplies & equipment from Sparks Hospital.
  • Picked up clothing from Columbus, MS and Highland Street Church of Christ in Memphis for The Hope Chest.
  • CURE supplied baby food, juice, and other items for The Hope Chest.
  • Donated children’s books to Hope Church of Christ to be given out in a Fair Booth as outreach.
  • CURE loaded one container out of Fort Smith going to Honduras. The Honduran Government is very cooperative and receptive of all the much-needed supplies and equipment being sent to their country. The Government even provides for the shipment of some of the containers.
  • CURE picked up a truckload of physical therapy equipment and exam table in North Little Rock.
  • On return trip from Judsonia, CURE picked up equipment and supplies from Saline County Hospital in Benton and Arkansas Heart Hospital in Little Rock.
  • In addition to the loading and unloading of trucks and the Honduras container, CURE has had one work night at the Vicksburg warehouse. More work nights will be scheduled since cooler weather is on its way.

Thanks to all of the volunteer workers for your prayers and support.