Louisville-based global health organization SOS is donating over 1,500 pounds of personal hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment supplies to be distributed to 15 nonprofits in the Owensboro region.
On Tuesday, several organizations rallied at Owensboro Christian Church to pick up the supplies, which overall, were valued at around $23,000.
"It's been a tough year all around, but especially with the pandemic, we're going through so many resources so quickly," said Erica Wade, Executive Director at The Center of Owensboro-Daviess County. "So this is really just a boost to our local organizations to free that money up."
The organizations receiving the donations include the Boulware Mission, CASA of Ohio Valley, Crossroads Emergency Shelter, Fresh Start for Women, Friends of Sinners, Gerrard House, Help Office, Mary Kendall Home, OASIS, St. Benedict's Men's Shelter, St. Benedict's Women & Families Services, St. Joseph's Peace Mission, The Center of Owensboro-Daviess Co., Community Dental Clinic, and the Senior Community Center of Owensboro-Daviess County.
In order to provide the donations, SOS partners with over 100 hospitals and other medical institutions to recover surplus medical supplies and equipment.