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Project C.U.R.E. 2014

Simi Abraham's Experience


Group Photo of Project C.U.R.E. volunteers

I had heard rumors that Project C.U.R.E. involved packaging medical supplies to send to hospitals and medical facilities in third-world countries, and realized that I should do something nice for a change. Once I actually got there and experienced the goodness of the whole mission of this nonprofit organization, it became a wonderful and enlightening experience for me. For instance, I learned that the Project C.U.R.E organization was created through the efforts of an economist here in Colorado! Now it has expanded its efforts to other states involved in sending sterile medical supplies to poor countries whose citizens cannot afford or even receive the kind of health care that we have here in the USA. Our little group of volunteers was split into two teams that were given the task of sorting and packaging sterile products such as gauze, gloves, and other miscellaneous items. I quickly learned about the difficulties of handling the tape dispenser for the boxes and willingly passed that job to my partner in crime, Ashley Almirez. Thuy Nguyen and Sarah Sarwana were off in some other aisle of the warehouse, sorting supplies and listening to the soundtrack of Frozen. Volunteering for this organization provides a different perspective to our daily lives. It has shown me and my friends how the little things that we have in the USA are taken for granted, such as sterile needles and gloves, which prevent us from becoming infected with some random disease. Overall, Project C.U.R.E. was pretty awesome and I will definitely be going back!​​

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