We visited Global Links as part of research for our entrepreneurship project at University of Pittsburgh, and received a very warm welcome, detailed introduction and gracious help from staff members such as Angela and Connor! The medical devices that they have loaned us will surely facilitate our research and our endeavor to develop a low-cost medical device targeting the low resource areas. We are planning to contact them in the near future about figuring out the specific needs for our potential customers, distribution channels and such.
More importantly, this visit is a transformational experience for us! Witnessing the volunteers working in the warehouse full of organized surplus medical supplies and talking to Angela and Connor about the organization's operation, needs and social impact, I was deeply touched by Global Links' noble cause and a hug cannot even express my most sincere gratitude towards these guys. We thank them for all their great work and devotion! I wish I could have brought the whole team to get to know Global Links onsite (the other two members had other engagements that day), since we are all enthusiastic and inspired entrepreneurs who wish to develop something useful for the greater good. We are more than happy to write reviews for the nebulizers and oxygen concentrators that they have loaned us to research on as the least we can do to pay back and start helping out.
We will use our social media presence to spread the word for Global Links. I have also signed up for volunteer. Again, thank you very much for everything, Global Links!
I recently traveled to Honduras with a group of 20 other medical personnel to provide care in a rural village. We left with numerous supplies from Global Links including gloves, gauze, lancets to name a few. Global Links was very willing to provide everything we had requested for our trip and gathered our supplies so quickly. We were able to use these supplies as part of our Child Health Initiative to improve preventive care with the children in San Jose El Negrito and surrounding areas. We make these trips twice annually and have enough remaining supplies to help us provide care for our next visit. I really enjoyed working with Global Links as everyone was so friendly and accommodating and hope we can work together for future trips.
Global Links is one of the best run nonprofits that I have ever worked with here and in the DC area. The Exec. Director stays so true to the mission and never strays from that no matter what. The work Global Links does makes so much sense in many ways - environmentally, medically, and humanly. The result is something that leaves a remarkably clear, profound impact of the countries that they serve as well as on the community from which they draw their "product."
I read your newsletter and am constantly impressed by the wonderful things you are doing to improve healthcare for the poor.
Global links is TRULY a global non-profit, bring medical supplies to foreign countries that would only be thrown away here because they are the old models, and have been replaced. At this time in history, I believe this is a great need. We are defending many nations fights for freedom, and casualties are inevitable. Medical supplies from GLOBAL LINKS would be more than necessary - that would be critical!
in my country EL Salvador, Global Links had been an solidary organization in the fight against the chronic kidney disease. in a year 3913 persons, 1020 families, and 10 communities are beneficiated with the support that Global Links to help us. the program nefrolempa had been developed from 2009.. visit us in http://www.facebook.com/nefrolempa
Global Links is a nonprofit in Pittsburgh, PA that has turned recycling to an art form!
I have been aware of the organization for more than 10 years and am personally aware of the work they do in Latin American countries to refurbish durable medical supplies and equipment to countries most in need.
Global Links staff assisted our organization in figuring out how to donate unused, unexpired HIV medications to the province of Matanzas, Republic of Cuba. Pittsburgh has a sister city relationship with Matanzas.
Because the rate of HIV/AIDS is so low in Cuba, our small organization was able to make an impact on the men and women living with HIV in Mantanzas and Global Links provided great guidance.
They are my favorite nonprofit and are willing to talk to hospitals around the world to provide assistance even if the hospitals are not in countries they they currently serve.
I found out about Globel Links thru NAPO. We collected items from the public to donate. That experience has stayed with me and I let everyone I know about their great work. It is awesome to know that they take the time and effort to help people that are in such great need. They have come up with creative ways to recycle that inspire not only adults but children as well. As a parent it gives me great hope knowing there are people willing to take the time to come up with solutions to what other wise would be wasted.
I am so proud to have an organization in Pittsburgh's back yard that touches so many parts of the world so profoundly. The humility of the Global Links organization coupled with its impact on the lives of the poor is such a strong reflection of Christ, that I believe His Spirit carries the organization. Their stewardship of all resources, dedication and effectivenss in continuing the mission despite impediments, and commitment to the "renewable" concept makes them the paragon environmental non-profit. Bravo Kathleen.
Global Links is unique in that it not only helps donors dispose of their "trash" responsibly, but it provides much needed medical equipment to underserved countries. "Green" is not just a slogan, but part of its mission.
I've had the privilege to volunteer for Global Links for the past 5 years. Having met Kathleen and her team of dedicated humanitarians gives me hope.
Global Links is a wonderful example of community working together in a number of ways to benefit our Pittsburgh community and our global community. It is a green initiative, contributing to the earth's well being by keeping needed medical supplies out of landfills, helping people overseas who don't have access to supplies that we take for granted, helping other local non-profits, and managing UPMC's surplus furniture to help sustain their mission. I recently toured and was amazed by the committment, organization, attention to detail and dignity and respect given to those who receive the supplies. Everything is sent over in top shape, cleaned, repaired, labeled and ready to use.