SOS, a Louisville-based global health organization, has redirected all available medical supplies to local organizations, first responders, and healthcare facilities in the fight against COVID-19.
So far, SOS has prepared and donated over $1,000,000 worth of medical supplies and equipment to help local organizations fight COVID-19. This included personal protection items such as face masks, gowns, and gloves, and equipment like ventilators and infrared thermometers. In addition, SOS has donated hundreds of pounds of personal hygiene products to local homeless shelters.
SOS began responding to COVID-19 in February by deploying a shipment of protective medical gear weighing more than 10,000 pounds to assist health workers in China. The supplies were donated by SOS and their transportation to Shanghai was provided by UPS.
SOS has also provided $70,000 worth of personal protection equipment (PPE) supplies to more than 20 nursing homes and assisted living facilities in the region, including Kingsbrook LifeCare Center in Ashland, Syre Christian Village in Lexington, and numerous organizations in southern Indiana and Louisville such as Home of the Innocents, Nazareth Home, Episcopal Church Home, Masonic Homes, American Health Associates and The Kidz Club.