Recently, the Las Vegas facility set aside 10,000 soap bars for an essential overseas distribution.
Melissa Johnston, international logistics manager at JVMI, says volunteers will distribute the soaps during two, separate five-day medical outreach trips to Ethiopia’s capital city, Addis Ababa, and the village of Woliso.
“The trips are scheduled in late February and early March, and we hope to bring awareness to the importance of personal hygiene, including hand washing with soap,” Johnston says. “We’ll distribute from two medical clinics in those regions and hope to provide information about and access to soap so lives may be improved there.”
If you know of an organization that would like to arrange for soap distributions either domestically or overseas, please contact Rosanna Kingston at firstname.lastname@example.org.