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7 October 2019

Medical Charity Loses Warehouse Space, On the Brink of Closure

Winnipeg, MB - International Hope Canada (IHC) will be forced to shut down operations this month if a donated warehouse space cannot be found.

IHC is a charitable, non-profit, all-volunteer organization that provides medical supplies and equipment to medical facilities in developing countries. Founded in 1997, IHC collects and shares redundant but usable items donated by hospitals, clinics and private individuals. IHC has distributed more than 1000 tonnes of medical supplies and equipment that otherwise would have been relegated to local landfills.

"As surplus and obsolete, these items have no commercial value in Canada but are priceless in resource-poor areas around the world," says Kevin Stewart, IHC's President. "IHC has shipped more than 100 forty-foot sea-containers worth of surplus medical supplies and equipment worldwide, and in the process, we have diverted tonnes of materiel from landfills. We hope to be able to continue our work, but it won't be possible without a warehouse - a donated warehouse. We just can't operate without donated space."

Before closing its doors, IHC has plans to load containers to Guatemala, El Salvador and Nigeria.

For more information, please contact:

Kevin Stewart, President
International Hope Canada

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