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    Wednesday May 12th

    Oregon Health Authority
    This month Oregon is sending a shipment of 300,000 BinaxNOW rapid test kits to India. These tests, which produce results in 15 minutes, will allow more cases of COVID-19 to be quickly identified so that steps can be taken to contain the virus. "Governor Kate Brown's office, OHA, Department of Administrative Services, Port of Portland and Cathay Pacific working together to send COVID-19 rapid tests is evidence of Oregon’s heart and commitment to a world view," said Akiko Saito, deputy director of OHA’s Coronavirus Response and Recovery Unit.Right now, India is in the midst of a devastating surge of COVID-19 and with it a shortage of vital supplies needed to stop the spread of the virus. Many people waiting in line for tests are turned away due to lack of supplies. "The relationships we have forged through the pandemic have made it possible to rally support to India in its time of need," said Akiko.The Desai Foundation, an organization that serves rural communities with health and livelihood programs focused on women + children in the states of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Madhya Pradesh will ensure the kits are distributed to COVID Care & Isolation Centers, Hospitals and local health workers to ensure the tests get into the hands of the people that need it most. Oregon received 1.2 million BinaxNOW tests from the federal government in October 2020. We still have a very generous reserve of tests to use for diagnostic testing within Oregon. ... See MoreSee Less
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    Tuesday May 11th

    The Pad Project
    As COVID-19 continues to ravage India, we are grateful that one of our NGO partners Desai Foundation is coordinating on the ground relief efforts ❤️🙌 One of the 4 communities that @desaifoundation is focusing their relief efforts in is Uttar Pradesh, home of Kathikhera, the first community The Pad Project ever worked with, pictured here in a still from @periodendofsentence ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Here is what they have promised to do with 100% of the funds raised:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀〰️COVID ISOLATION & RELIEF CENTERS — They have 6 isolation and relief centers open with beds, food, medical supplies, rapid testing, sanitary napkins, medical screenings, and comfort for isolation and pre critical stage patients. They are on their way to having 10 centers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀〰️COVID SUPPORT HOTLINE (Non-Medical) - Phone number for those who have lost loved ones to call to seek guidance and support on getting aid, food, financial support, etc.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀〰️COVID RAPID TESTS - They have 149,000 Abbott Rapids tests landing shortly that will be used in the COVID care centers/hospitals, and by volunteers working with local villages and soon at home.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀〰️SUPPLIES & EQUIPMENT - They are distributing tens of thousands of COVID kits (thermometers, sanitizer, oximeter, PPE kits, and vitamins), food kits and sanitary napkins, BiPaps, Oxygen concentrators, and ventilators are on the way.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀〰️TELE-HEALTH - They have partnered with Face2Face Health to bring tele-health care into the palms of the hands of people in remote areas. Thanks to volunteer Doctors in the US & India, this platform will be live on Monday.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀〰️SUPPORT WOMEN - They are in touch with the hundreds of thousands of women they serve trying to support them in any way they can. We know that women are bearing the brunt of the COVID repercussions, and we are working tirelessly to provide them with the resources they need. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀Join us in supporting Desai Foundation relief efforts. https://thedesaifoundation.org/⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀#PledgeYourPeriod ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
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    Monday May 10th

    Desai Foundation
    Sadly, the pandemic has made it even harder for bleeders around the world to be able to afford or even access menstrual hygiene supplies. Studies show that 47% of women worldwide have said the pandemic has been harder to get menstrual supplies and 51% report having less money to buy them. We have been working hard since the start COVID to distribute our Asani Sanitary Napkins for free in rural India, and all money raised from our Pledge Your Period campaign this month will go towards our goal of distributing 500k FREE pads this month! Pledge and donate now in order to help all who bleed have a healthy period - because periods don’t stop for pandemics! Visit www.pledgeyourperiod.com to learn more and donate now.#pledgeyourperiod #bloodyfabulous #desaifoundation #linguafranca #periodsarenormal #stopperiodshame #enperiodstigma #womensempowerment #menstrualhealth #covidindia #covidindia ... See MoreSee Less
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    Friday May 7th

    Desai Foundation
    Period poverty affects women and girls around the world - and it’s time for it to stop! Help us normalize periods and end the cycle of period stigma and poverty by pledging your period to the Desai Foundation in honor of menstrual hygiene month. This year, we want you to show us that you are BLOODY FABULOUS and nominate at least three friends to do the same. Plus, all donations will go toward sending our Asani Sanitary Napkins to the women affected by the COVID crisis in India..Anjali Kumar Nitika Chopra Chef Palak Patel Poorna Jagannathan Joya Dass Sasha Grey Sheetal Sheth Meah Pace Falu Nathalie Molina Niño Sam Jones Ari Afsar Madame Gandhi.#pledgeyourperiod #bloodyfabulous #desaifoundation #linguafranca #periodsarenormal #stopperiodshame #enperiodstigma #womensempowerment #menstrualhealth ... See MoreSee Less
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