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Kathleen Hower, Sharing Life-Saving Medical Supplies

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Read and listen to a story about Kathleen Hower as part of a series honoring the individuals who make a difference in people’s lives: 90.5 WESA Celebrates People Making a Difference.

It was an idea Kathleen and two friends had more than 25 years ago: to gather perfectly viable medical supplies that were no longer needed or used, and get them to hospitals that were in dire need of them, here in Pittsburgh and internationally.  

That was the beginning of Global Links.

“We started Global links back in 1989, three women, we had all traveled extensively” Kathleen said. “We knew medical materials were needed where we had traveled. We all had worked together and knew we could find creative ways to address the needs.”


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