Project C.U.R.E. Helps Patients in Need Around the World
The work of Project C.U.R.E. (Commission on Urgent Relief and Equipment) helps bridge resource gaps in the developing world, empowering doctors and nurses with medical tools to treat disease, ensure safe childbirth, and deliver high quality healthcare.
Hospitals, rural clinics and community health centers all over the world can offer quality care and critical medical services to their most vulnerable patients – especially women and young children – through the compassion of Project C.U.R.E. supporters. Two to three cargo containers of life-saving aid leave Project C.U.R.E.’s warehouses every week thanks to the dedication of thousands of volunteers across the U.S.
Leading the Way in Compassionate Action
Project C.U.R.E. has been an industry leader in developing new ways to provide resource-limited communities across the globe with the highest quality medical supplies and equipment through donations. Efficient and accurate inventory systems, supply chain management, expert logistics management, and strong in-country relationships have been instrumental in Project C.U.R.E.’s success.
Since its founding, Project C.U.R.E. has reached patients, families and children in 130 countries. Project C.U.R.E. offers numerous domestic and international volunteer opportunities supporting this work.
Project C.U.R.E. was founded in 1987 by Dr. James Jackson. Working as an international economic consultant in developing countries, he saw firsthand the needs of the sick and dying. During a trip to Brazil, Dr. Jackson learned at small clinic near Rio de Janeiro that patients often had to be turned away due to lacking basic medical supplies. Moved to action, Dr. Jackson promised the clinic doctor that he would help.
He returned home to Evergreen, Colorado. Here, with the assistance of friends in the medical industry, he collected $250,000 of medical supplies in a month’s time. He personally paid the shipping expenses to send an ocean-going cargo container full of the donated supplies to Brazil.
In the years since, Project C.U.R.E. has expanded to many other cities across the United States. Project C.U.R.E. now maintains large distribution warehouses in Arizona, Colorado, Texas, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Tennessee. In addition, Project C.U.R.E. has established smaller collection centers in cities across several other states. Donated supplies are gathered in these collection centers for delivery to warehouses for distribution to developing nations’ people in need.