volunteers from these groups who have committed themselves to senseless acts of kindness resulting in over 1,000,000 hours of donated time in the first 4 months of 2010 alone, millions of dollars in donations and hundreds of thousands of people helped in Haiti, Florida, Tampa Bay and Clearwater.
2010-04-04. University of Miami team sending new legs for Haiti quake amputees . Weeks after the earthquake Project Medishare purchased 500 artificial legs to help people like Violette. University of Miami’s Dr. Robert Gailey and prosthetist Adam Finnieston flew to Port-au-Prince with some of the prosthetic legs to begin fitting amputee patients. The two plan to eventually test the Finnieston’s company’s BioSculptor system which uses technology with a portable scanner to transmit 3-D images of residual limbs to the prosthetic factory in Hialeah, Fla. to create custom-fit sockets for them.The plan is to eventually teach the system to Haitian prosthetic technicians.
When most people think of feeding the hungry, they envision soup kitchens for the homeless or small food pantries where poor people can visit for a box of canned goods.But as a Food Bank, Feeding America Tampa Bay is much larger in scope; in fact, it’s the massive behind-the-scenes resource that supports these types of programs that feed the hungry. The Food Bank also provides food for shelters, residential group homes, and the Kids Cafe after-school programs. The Food Bank is in effect, a distributor and central supply point that procures the food, sorts it, stores it, and efficiently matches it to those in need according to need.How much food is distributed?Feeding America Tampa Bay distributed almost 16 million pounds of food in 2009, enough to provide over 200,000 meals per week. Since the Food Bank was founded in 1982, it has distributed over 150 million pounds. Most of this was surplus product that would otherwise have simply gone to waste.
Our mission is to provide culturally sensitive, quality health care to the uninsured and under-served residents of the North Greenwood community