LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Thousands of dollars worth of medical supplies and equipment are headed to Haiti thanks to a local group that continues its commitment to the country after the devastating earthquake. Supplies Over Seas focuses on sending medical equipment to other countries in need, and months after the quake, that country is very much in need of help.
SOS was started by local doctors and works to help communities most in need around the world. Most recently the group collected almost $100,000 worth of supplies for Haiti. Volunteers loaded up a container Tuesday with wheelchairs, crutches, exam tables, and beds. Baptist Hospital East donated $12,500 to make sure the container gets to Haiti.
This is fifth shipment SOS has sent to Haiti. In total the supplies are worth more than $400,000.
"The needs in Haiti far surpass all the efforts around the world to assist them," said Allen Montgomery with Supplies Over Seas. Aid has been slow coming in for reconstruction. There are still millions of people without adequate water, shelter, education and medical care."
Some reports say a 1.5 million Haitians are still homeless. SOS is planning 2 more shipments. The group is looking for donations of medical supplies and volunteers to help sort them. Allen Montgomery can be reached at 502-736-6360.