Dear supporters and members of Asheville Engineers Without Borders,
Thanks to Industry Nine Componentry, we had an extremely successful raffle in March. YOUR contributions raised $820 in just 3 weeks! The raffle winner was Emily Dowling of Greenville, SC. She’s proud to support this important cause and super excited to roll with her new bicycle hub set.
We also had two extremely generous donors fulfill their pledges in March! THANK YOU!!!
Because of everyone’s recent generosity, we’re quickly closing in on the ability to repair the Siaya Hospital’s incinerator. See below for our latest budget estimate.
To all you wine drinkers…. Mark your calendars for a fine wine tasting on Friday, April 13th, 2018 from 5 to 7pm.
Asheville Engineers Without Borders is in the home stretch of raising funds to help repair the medical waste incinerator at the Siaya County Referral Hospital in Western Kenya.
One of our proud sponsors, Industry Nine Componentry, graciously donated one of their high end bicycle hub sets for raffle. The raffle winner will receive the hubs of their choice, in color of their choice!!
Between now and our meeting on March 19th, 2018, donors to Asheville Engineers Without borders will be automatically entered into the drawing.
Raffle Tickets will be allotted in these increments
1 for $5
3 for $10
e.g. a donation of $105 would get you 31 tickets.
You DO NOT have to be present to win!
If you want to donate but DO NOT wish to be entered in the drawing, please indicate in the comment section on the checkout page.
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Good morning supporters of Asheville Engineers Without Borders! I hope this finds you healthy and happy!
I’m writing with a long overdue update on chapter activities and progress on our Siaya Hospital medical waste incinerator project.
Y’all deserve a BIG pat on the back: To date, Asheville EWB supporters have raised $8,483 in donations, pledges, and grants! Only $4,601 must be raised to cover repairs, training, safety equipment, and EWB-HQ admin expense.
This past week, we were honored to share the story of the Siaya incinerator with the Rotary Club of Sylva. They generously donated $240 “happy dollars” collected during the meeting to the project. Thank you so much!
The 2018 EWB Spring Project Grant application will be submitted this week. Average awards are $5,000. Keep your fingers crossed! Our budget, flyer, and grant cover letter is attached for your reference.
We need your help! We must complete the project by May 2018 or we will lose a $1000 grant pledged by the Asheville-Biltmore Rotary Club. You can:
We’re starting our 9th year of work by launching a new waste sanitation project at Siaya County Referral Hospital in Kenya. The Hospital sits at the center of a beautiful farming county with a rural population of 840,000 people. Yet, the county suffers from one of the highest AIDS infection rates in Kenya. The hospital serves more than 300 people per day (106,800 people/year) providing all types of medical services including antimalarial and antiretroviral drugs, HIV testing, prenatal care and childbirth, as well as first aid and surgery.
In one month, the hospital generates 2200 lbs of sharp and dangerous medical waste that must be disposed of safely. (26,400 lbs/year) Yet, a failed incinerator unit forces staff to burn all medical waste in an open decrepit brick chimney. Staff must move and stir waste with sticks and shovels exposing themselves and downwind residents to dangerous fumes and pathogens.
Our chapter is working with hospital officials to develop a plan for refurbishing the failed incinerator and restore safe waste handling practices into the future.
We need people with medical backgrounds to help shepherd the incinerator project, ensuring safety and effectiveness at all stages.
We are in the early stages of verification and scoping, but believe the incinerator can be repaired, and hospital staff trained for $20,000 or less. Tax deductible donations accepted at ewbasheville.org/donate or by mail.
Contrary to the name, EWB is not just for engineers. We need people of all professions and backgrounds to accomplish good things in the world. Chapter members set the chapter priorities. If you know of someone in need, please join and bring their need to our chapter.