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Review for Global Links, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

My relationship with Global Links started when I attended a fund raising event in December, 2009. I was impressed with the work of this charity in donating medical supplies to developing countries in the Caribbean and Africa. I became a volunteer and donate my time about once a month.
Due to my volunteer work, I was surprised to see the mount of medical supplies discarded in the US that still can be used. Global Links saw the need and collects the excess medical supplies and distribute the materials to under serviced countries. If Global Links didn’t collect these materials, it would end up in landfills. Therefore, I commend Global Links for its charity work in assisting Caribbean and African countries with their medical needs.
I was able to secure a generous donation of medical supplies to Grenada (my homeland) of $111,000 in December of 2011. The donation was based on their needs and included furnishings, equipment, medical supplies and instruments. Global Links did an excellent job and the donated supplies have helped the citizens of Grenada.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Volunteer

Review for Global Links, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I heard about Global Links through the newspaper (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette) in October 2009 and attended a fundraiser event in November of that year.
I learned of the good job the company was doing by collecting excess medical supplies (expired and unexpired) from hospitals and others that would have been thrown away. The medical supplies are then donated to countries in the Caribbean and Africa. I decided to be a volunteer and has been volunteering since 12/2009 when I'm not working as an IT consultant.
As a volunteer, I've seen Global Links responded to the crisis in Haiti last year. Cuba, Jamaica, St, Lucia and others have benefited from Global links donation. In August last year, I took donated supplies including a nebulizer and blood pressure unit to Princess Royal Hospital in Carriacou, Grenada.

Role:  Volunteer & I helped in sorting and packaging the medical supplies.