March 17, 2011
I have been involved with Global Links for over 20 years. I have seen the organization grow from a dream to be one of the best run nonprofits. Its duel mission - to reduce medical surplus in the United States and put that surplus to productive use in developing countries - was unique. Now, although there are others in the field, the attention to detail is what separates Global Links. Every recipient's particular needs are carefully considered and fulfilled with useful surplus. If a particular piece of equipment, for example, requires electricity and the recipient clinic is in an area with repeated outages, Global Links will find generators or try to find backups that can be useful when there is no electricity. The people who work with Global Links are literally infected with joy in the job, hope for a better future and caring for their community.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Cuba and Nicaragua where I visited recipient hospitals and clinics and in Pennsylvania, where I have seen medical surplus put to productive use instead of adding to landfills.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Board Member & I am on the board and provide legal advice.