McKINNEY (Oct. 9, 2014) — Mission Regan, a McKinney-based not-for-profit organization, finalized shipments of personal protective equipment (PPE) to Sierra Leone. The surgical masks, procedural masks, gloves and gowns will protect medical teams who are assisting Ebola patients.
“Mission Regan hopes to assist in halting the spread of Ebola,” said Mission Regan Executive Director Josh Willis. “These supplies may be the difference between life and death for doctors and nurses. Mission Regan will continue to support their incredible work as much as possible during this outbreak.”
The donated PPE keeps the disease from spreading to medical workers in the affected regions, by preventing direct contact with blood, bodily fluids, bodily tissues, mucous membranes or broken skin.
Named after Regan, a young boy whose life they saved by simply offering a seemingly inconsequential bottle of antibiotics, Mission Regan exists to gather the excess and give to the desperate. The organization collects unused, surplus medical supplies, medicines and equipment from local partners who no longer have need for them. And they ship or personally deliver supplies to clinics locally and internationally. To date, Mission Regan has impacted the lives of thousands, saving many critically ill patients from conditions that are considered treatable in the United States, such as pneumonia.
For more information on Mission Regan’s role in combating Eloba, visit MissionRegan.org.
About Mission Regan
Mission Regan is a 501(c)(3), faith-based, nonprofit organization based in McKinney, Texas. The organization collects surplus or expired (yet viable) supplies, equipment and medications from local medical facilities. Through partnerships, direct shipments and personal deliveries, the unused, sterile supplies are given to hospitals and clinics in developing countries. In addition, Mission Regan works domestically, serving the local community by collaborating with The Samaritan Inn, Hope's Door and others. As the only ministry of its kind in North Texas, Mission Regan strives to bridge the gap between those who have too much and those in desperate need. Serving as a liaison between these medical facilities, Mission Regan exists to share the love of Christ through life-saving, medical treatment. The organization was founded by Josh Willis, a local firefighter and paramedic, and his wife Courtney in 2010, after adopting their son from an orphanage in Uganda. For more information, visit MissionRegan.org.