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Causes: Environment, International, International Development, Recycling

Mission: Medical Bridges, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to procuring medical and surgical supplies and equipment for donation to qualified providers of charitable medical care in less developed countries.

Programs: Medical Bridges assists people and organizations send medical supplies and equipment to providers of indigent healthcare in developing countries via forty-foot ocean freight containers and by hand-carried shipments.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am an automation engineer who moved to Houston from Monterrey, Mexico, in September, after marrying my then-girlfriend, Erika, in July. I currently volunteer at Medical Bridges as a Sort Room Volunteer.

I found out about Medical Bridges thanks to my career coach, who set objectives for me, including volunteer work. I came across Medical Bridges online in August and have volunteered twice a week since then.

In looking for volunteer opportunities in Houston, I wanted to open the door for employment opportunities in the medical industry and thought it would be a good idea to volunteer in a medical-related organization, to expand my network of contacts.

Whether it's just a regular day, sorting new, incoming boxes or whether it's sorting a big pile of orthopedic devices, or even sorting the full bins with many different items, I like those challenges. They take my mind of the challenges of job hunting, while helping me achieve that same goal.

Beyond sorting medical supplies, I also lent my process document skills and designed a sorting instruction guide that will eventually be used in the Sort Room as a tool for new volunteers. The way I see it, it will help things go faster. That's what I do, professionally, as an automation engineer.

This world needs more people willing to volunteer. There are just not enough hands to help those in need. Just a couple of hours a week can make a big impact in your life, as well as many others.

Review from #MyGivingStory