What challenges did you face yesterday? A long wait at the doctors office? Slow WiFi connection? Cold weather? These are moments to reflect on how fortunate we are for little problems. In developing countries health is a big concern. Without access to good technology and healthcare, people’s daily problems become about surviving or not. Mission Relief Services seeks to help those with small problems–U.S. hospitals with surplus medical equipment–and send it to developing countries with big problems.
During a winter trip to Russia in 1992, Jim Harrison, a Philadelphia native, witnessed first-hand how people suffer due to insufficient medical care. He also recognized how he could alleviate this suffering through donated hospital supplies and logistical support from the United States government. Shortly thereafter, Jim started collecting and shipping medical supplies for charities.
In 2001, Jim established Mission Relief Services. Since the organization’s inception, Mission Relief Services has witnessed significant growth and expansion, filled a gap in global aid, and warmed hearts around the world.