Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sustainable Surplus Success Story!

Following up on a donation in 2014, we found that some repurposed workstations were making a big difference in San Diego. Yulex Corporation, a company dedicated to the production of sustainable, natural rubber products, donated the workstations to us and we quickly found them a new life supporting a local Resource Access Program (RAP).

RAP in an innovative, award-winning program of the 9-1-1 emergency system in San Diego. RAP is a team of paramedics who engage with the most vulnerable patients in the community who misuse the 9-1-1 system for routine medical needs. The RAP program addresses the needs of these patients from a case-management approach in order to get these folks the help they need, without the unnecessary burden on taxpayers involved with frequent users of the 9-1-1 system.

Because RAP is a pilot program, the funding is very limited. Being able to purchase the workstations at a fraction of their resale value, the RAP team was thrilled to jump start their work with the proper equipment they needed to do this important work.

From Loralee Olejnik of Rural/Metro Ambulance:
 “Many times we forget the impact even the most basic giving can have. How simply could Yulex have tossed these cubes in the dumpster or listed a Craigslist ad to sell them? But now they will be used for years to combat homelessness and save lives... Thank you Yulex, for what you gave, and Sue and the Sustainable Surplus team for what you do.  Your donation supports the RAP team in its mission: Where your talents and the needs of the world cross, there lies your vocation."

It’s stories like these that keep Sustainable Surplus working hard to Turn Corporate Excess into Community Assets! (and warms our hearts!)

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