October 2014                                                      ISSUE No.7
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Ocean-freight container shipments are currently been prepared for Gaza, Guatemala and Pakistan.

Medical Bridges has sent a total of 35 ocean-freight container shipments so far this year to the following countries:  eleven to Pakistan, four to Nigeria, eight to Guatemala, four to Côte d'Ivoire, two to Turkey, one to Philippines, one to Malta, one to Kenya, one to Ghana, one to Liberia and one to Sierra Leone.
Container of Hope
Urgently Needed Equipment: 
THANK YOU to all of our regular volunteers and the following groups who have donated their valuable time during the month of September.
  • BNY Mellon
  • Mentis Houston
  • Sagemont Church
Our Annual Gala Was a Great Success!
Dr. Kelli Cohen Fein, from left, Margaret Alkek Williams and  
Barbara Van Postman.
Many thanks to Honorary Chair Margaret Alkek Williams and event Chairs Kelli Cohen Fein, MD and Barbara Van Postman for sharing their expertise throughout nearly a year of planning.
Over 300 guests attended the
One People. One World. Gala on September 27th at the Hilton Post Oak. The event grossed $250,000.
Medical Bridges Highlights Partnership 
with Cote d'Ivoire

Medical Bridges had the honor of receiving Vice Gov. Samuel Mobio and Dr. Pierre Niangoin from the District of Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, along with Mr. Jean Bouadou of
Global Assistance. It was our pleasure to also welcome 
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wagner. (read more)

Dr. Pierre Niangoin, from left, Jean Bouadou, Dorothy Bolettieri,
Vice Governor Samuel Mobio, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Wagner. 
News from MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station) 
The MOAS team of professional rescuers, seafarers, paramedics, and humanitarians began operating at the end of August on board the Phoenix I. To date, they have assisted in the rescue of 2,200 migrants leaving Libyan shores attempting to reach a safe haven. (read more) 
Upcoming Events...
West U & Bellaire Recycles Fest...Look For Our Booth!  

Join the cities of West University and Bellaire at the annual Recycles Fest. Medical Bridges will be accepting new medical supplies and gently used medical equipment. (Please note...we cannot accept any medications or expired supplies). Recycle your medical items for a good cause!   


Saturday, November 1

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Loftin Park

7008 S. Rice - Bellaire, TX

Volunteers Needed 

Help us decorate our Christmas tree at the Houston Museum of Natural Science on December 2nd from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Medical Bridges is honored to have been selected to participate in the Museum's renowned annual program.  

Please let Daniela Canales know by Monday, November 17th if you would like to join us. 

Volunteer Appreciation Open House 
Stop by Medical Bridges on Friday, December 5th, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and enjoy Christmas cheer with the Medical Bridges staff as we proudly celebrate and honor volunteers who have supported the Medical Bridges' mission throughout 2014. Please RSVP by November 21st.
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P.O. Box 300245
Houston, TX 77230-0245
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