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World Medical Relief

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With its headquarters in Detroit, World Medical Relief was established in 1953. During the past 68 years, the organization has provided medical aid to thousands of medically under-served people in the Detroit metropolitan area and in more than 100 developing nations worldwide. Not enough people know that World Medical Relief exists, let alone that the agency has its world headquarters in Michigan and we need your help to get the word out and grow our reach in the traditional media and social media.

At minimum a Bachelor's degree in English, Public Relations or Marketing as well as writing experience is required. The volunteer is also well-versed in Canva or other graphic design software. Candidate is a savvy social media user and knows how to grow social media accounts rapidly. While this can be a virtual opportunity, it is preferred that the volunteer is from the Metro Detroit/Michigan area. A background check may be required.


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About World Medical Relief

Location:

21725 Melrose Avenue, Southfield, MI 48075, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to facilitate the distribution of surplus medical resources where they are needed. As such, our programs have both a local and international focus. Goods are distributed in a non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, gender, religion, nationality or political beliefs. In pursuing the mission, the Board of Directors, volunteers, and staff seek to: 1. Relieve human sufferin 2. Demonstrate respect for all customers, clients, and patients 3. Collaborate with community organizations collectively to provide services to those in need. 4. Maintain a proactive approach to improving services provided

Description

World Medical Relief operates five programs that provide medication, medical equipment, and medical supplies at little or no cost to low-income people in metro Detroit and throughout the world.

The Affordable Prescriptions Program - provides prescription medication on an on-going basis to low-income people ages 18 & older who do not have prescription drug insurance.

The Durable Medical Equipment Program Through the DME program, low-income clients can obtain canes, walkers, hospital beds, over-the-bed tables, commodes, tub benches, and similar items. Clients need a doctor’s prescription or a social service agency referral to receive durable medical equipment.

Local Shipping Program - World Medical Relief provides a variety of medical supplies for individuals referred to us from social service agencies, physicians and other health care workers.This program also provides hygiene kits, school kits, blankets, and other items to Detroit area homeless shelters and social service agencies conducting programs for the poor. WMR provides area clinics and other non-profit health agencies with medical supplies and equipment.

Supply Service - offers adult briefs, pull-ups and bed pads to the public at discounted prices.

The International Missions and Shipment Program distributes medicine, medical and surgical equipment, and medical supplies to poor people living in developing nations.

Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

21725 Melrose AvenueSouthfield, MI 48075

SKILLS

  • Public Relations
  • Sales Marketing
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Minimum of 10 hours per week

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