First Aid Kit Musts & My Healing Kit
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In our country, many Americans take things such as bandages, over the counter ointments, and gauze for granted. When we run out, we simply buy more and call it a day. Sadly, many people in third world countries do not have any First Aid Kit Musts like we do. They are so impoverished that many die from minor cuts and scrapes that become infected.
My church actually does yearly missions to Togo West Africa so I have seen first hand how poor people can be. Clean water is almost non-existent, and resources are so limited. In fact, we have a drive where we collect first aid kits musts like bandages, Vaseline® (available at Walmart), over the counter pain killers, hand sanitizers, or pretty much anything you would add to your family’s first aid kit, or medicine cabinet. While we try to help as many people in need as we can, it is impossible to get the outreach the world truly needs.
Thankfully, initiatives like the Vaseline® Healing Project are helping thousands, but they need your help!
So what is the Vaseline® Healing Project you ask?
Simply put, it is an aid effort in partnership with Direct Relief to provide dermatological care, Vaseline® Jelly, and medical supplies needed to heal the skin of people affected by poverty and emergencies around the world. When you make one Vaseline Purchase, they make 1 healing donation. *In 2016, they will donate 2 cents from every participating purchase, up to one million dollars to help fund this initiative.
We donated $20 and built out own Healing Project Kit to help those in need, and you can too! Any donation amount, big or small is needed, and you can use Paypal to safely make your donation.
Since it is the season for weather-related emergencies, we decided to refresh our First Aid Kit must, and share what your’s should have as well.
First Aid Kit Musts:
- Bandages in all sizes and types
- Elastic bandages
- Cotton Balls
- Cotton Swabs
- Antibacterial ointment
- Vaseline® Jelly
- Spray antiseptic
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Witch Hazel
- Epson Salts *soak bruises
- Waterproof taps
- Over the Counter pain relief
Anything else I might have missed? I am looking to stock up on anything I may be missing at Walmart for our emergency preparedness kits this Spring & Summer.
To learn more about the Vaseline® Healing Project, please visit here and consider making a donation.
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