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MESA

Where we see need, MESA collaborates with global organizations to provide needed technology, medical supplies and hope to areas of the world where there is little or no hope.

MESA collects and sends medical and educational materials around the globe.

In the United States, there’s a huge wealth of usable medical equipment and supplies that are no longer in service.

The second-hand surplus in our country is often state-of-the-art to the healing needs of developing countries. Rotarians have the resources to collect, sort, identify, store and ship millions of dollars of still-usable medical supplies and equipment.

The supplies and equipment go from MESA’s warehouse in Fostoria, into a shipping container, and then into the port of a local Rotary Club for distribution.

It really helps people all over the world and helps recycle medical equipment rather than being thrown away or discarded. It’s good environmentally, it’s good economically, and it’s good medically.”

Dr. David Weldy –
MESA volunteer and associate professor
University of Toledo, Department of Family Medicine

People of Action:

If you are, or know of a group of people that are People of Action, then you are a great fit for MESA!

If you are someone who wants to make a difference, then you are a great fit for MESA! We are looking for People of Action to partner with MESA. There are opportunities to help us grow our supply network, make a service project road trip to our warehouse, or participate in one of our many fundraising bike rides.

Through increased generosity of our network of equipment and supply donors, our inventory is up by 300%. We have the ability to provide more life-affirming opportunities for many, but we need your help and support to make it happen. MESA welcomes corporate, individual, or Rotary Club donations and sponsorship of shipments. More about our fundraisers.

THE MESA WAREHOUSE

We ship millions of dollars’ worth of medical and educational materials to Central America, West Africa, and Eastern European countries from our 23,000-square-foot warehouse.

There are only two of these Rotary warehouses in the United States, and we have one here in District 6600 in Fostoria, Ohio.

THE MESA WAREHOUSE

We ship millions of dollars’ worth of medical and educational materials to Central America, West Africa, and Eastern European countries from our 23,000-square-foot warehouse.

There are only two of these Rotary warehouses in the United States, and we have one here in District 6600 in Fostoria, Ohio.

MESA is in partnership with Resource Centers International specifically for computers and educational equipment.

Resource Centers International is a project of the Rotary Clubs of District 6600 and its international service project, MESA.

Along with our International partners, we are opening Resource Centers in pre- and primary schools in Belize and Jamaica. Containers are loaded with educational equipment and sent to the District/Province for final distribution to schools.

A mission team of Rotarians and local educators then visits each site to set up the Resource Center. During the visit the mission team provides information on how to use and integrate the products sent which include:

  • Computers, each loaded with educational software
  • Books that can be used at all levels in the school: picture books for the youngest, resource books and novels for the older students
  • Televisions with VHS or DVD players and media
  • Books shelves
  • Educational games and toys
  • Sporting equipment

MESA Bike Tours

The 2021 Five-Day Rotary Tour for MESA, held in the southwest corner of our district, has been completed, but donations are still welcome!

Rotary WALK RUN RIDE for MESA
MESA – Medical Equipment and Supplies Abroad is a 501(c)3 and was formed in 1981 by the Rotary Clubs of Northwest Ohio District 6600
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