Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

Global Links Finds Success in Giving Medical Surplus to the Needy

Dedicated to supporting underprivileged medical facilities both in the region and overseas, Global Links works with hospitals in the greater Pittsburgh area to collect, refurbish and distribute medical supplies.

CEO and co-founder Kathleen Hower says while the company remains firmly rooted in Pittsburgh, they’ll continue to help those in need worldwide.

As a result of their success, Global Links reached maximum capacity at their Garfield location and will soon open a world headquarters in Green Tree. The site will offer quadruple the storage space and far more room for volunteers. Because of constraints at the previous location, Hower says, they had to start turning down volunteers and supplies. At the new headquarters, this will no longer be an issue.

“You don’t have to have a medical background to be of significant help to us,” she explains. Global Links currently reaches out to nine countries in our hemisphere, but Hower says they would like to help more of the struggling hospitals and staffers worldwide.

“We’re inspired everyday by the stories of the people we’ve been able to help.”

To make informed decisions, the public must receive unbiased truth.

As Southwestern Pennsylvania’s only independent public radio news and information station, we give voice to provocative ideas that foster a vibrant, informed, diverse and caring community.

WESA is primarily funded by listener contributions. Your financial support comes with no strings attached. It is free from commercial or political influence…that’s what makes WESA a free vital community resource. Your support funds important local journalism by WESA and NPR national reporters.

You give what you can, and you get news you can trust.
Please give now to continue providing fact-based journalism — a monthly gift of just $5 or $10 makes a big difference.