MAP's Summer 2020 Newsletter

Thanks to you, healthcare workers received over 40 tractor-trailer loads of supplies to fight COVID-19!

Read about how your gifts have touched the lives of so many people:

  • Since January, MAP International has sent nearly 150 shipments of personal protective equipment and health supplies to fight COVID-19 to partner agencies, hospitals, clinics and governmental organizations.

    This newsletter highlights firsthand accounts from some of those health professionals so that you may read in their own words the impact that you have made in the fight against COVID-19. 

  • Send Relief’s Ministry Center at the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans, has taken a unique approach to helping the homeless stay safe during the pandemic. MAP has teamed up with them to help those without resources prevent the spread of disease.

  • As a Christian non-profit organization serving in Haiti, Love A Child cares for some of the poorest, most vulnerable people in the world, including expectant mothers. Read how MAP is making a difference for these mothers during the pandemic.

These are just a few of the stories that demonstrate how you make a difference through your support of MAP International.

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Stories From Our Summer 2020 Newsletter

MAP’s Distribution Center Team Works Tirelessly to Fulfill Unprecedented Needs

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From left to right: Casey Wolfe, Carey Levangie, Warren Rogers, Donnie King, Roger Bohl, Luther Wilder, and Chris Scott


MAP’s 40,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Brunswick, Georgia, is at the very heart of MAP’s operations, processing critically needed medicines and health supply donations and preparing them to be shipped to partners all over the world.

But during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has played an even more critical role as emergency requests come in from around the globe, while planned shipments of medicines to the world’s poorest communities must go on.

The distribution center is staffed by a team of seven dedicated, experienced people, many of whom have been with MAP for several years.

They usually are supplemented by a team of volunteers. But 2020 has been anything but usual for the Distribution Center team.

They have seen the normal volume more than double during the COVID-19 pandemic, and because of the virus, they could not have any volunteers in the facility. So this meant that the team would be handling this unprecedented volume of donations on their own.

“It has been critical that our employees not be exposed to COVID-19 or else we would have to shut the whole distribution center down for 14 days,” says Timmy Boatwright, VP of Operations for MAP. “We know as an organization that it is critical to protect our distribution staff," Boatwright said.

The team does their best to make sure they stay healthy and we do a deep clean in our areas every day.

“Our team is dedicated, and they do what they need to do to make sure the flow of medicines and health supplies continues and leaves the distribution center on time,” says Donnie King, manager of the facility.

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Who are the unsung heroes helping MAP bring hope to those in need?

The worst global health crisis in living memory has brought out the very best in all of us. We have seen so many selfless acts of kindness and generosity — especially by supporters like you.

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Since January, MAP International has sent nearly 150 shipments of personal protective equipment and health supplies to fight COVID-19 to partner agencies, hospitals, clinics and governmental organizations. That is the equivalent of 40 tractor-trailer loads!

The personal protective equipment includes millions of faces shields, masks, gloves, and cooling vests for those who work tirelessly on the front lines to save lives.

This newsletter highlights firsthand accounts from health professionals so that you may read in their own words the impact that you have made in the fight against COVID-19.

Thanks to your generosity, MAP has served over 15,700,000 people so far this year, surpassing the total number of people served in all of 2019! This newsletter is dedicated to you — an unsung hero in this fight — for being instrumental in helping MAP bring health and hope in Jesus’ name to all corners of the globe.

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“You are helping more people than you can ever imagine.”

healthcarehero2The Ethne Health Clinic located in Clarkston, GA, serves a largely uninsured population, many of whom have chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma, and other medical conditions that can be exacerbated by poverty.

When the pandemic hit Georgia, many of the clinic’s patients were extremely vulnerable. Also, the caregivers needed personal protective equipment so that they could continue to serve patients.

“I want to personally thank MAP donors for everything you do.... You are helping more than you can ever imagine.”

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