Project SAVE brings hope and help to those in need, both locally and around the world.
Project S.A.V.E. (Salvage All Valuable Equipment) collects, then re-distributes, quality recycled medical and dental equipment and supplies both locally and around the world, in an effort to help people receive needed care who otherwise might not. The organization was founded in 1996 by Dr. Phyllis Cullen, and has been directed since 2004 by Chico, CA, resident Janice Walker. The staff are all volunteers. Shipping costs are paid with tax-deductible donations.
Since its inception in 1996, Project SAVE has collected, stored, inventoried, loaded and shipped more than 130 20-ft containers of recycled medical, dental and other supplies to countries and people in need around the world, as well as to many local individuals, families and organizations.
Unpaid volunteers have donated 1,000's of hours of time and effort on Project SAVE's behalf over the years. Many of our stories can be found on this website, although it would be impossible to document every challenge, every triumph, and, of course, inevitable set backs. Please visit often to read our stories. And, of course, donations of time, labor and funds are always welcome and greatly appreciated.
Recently at Project SAVE...
Chico man donates 4 ambulances to Liberia
It was an after-church conversation on a Sunday in Chico that led to Liberia getting some much-needed ambulances, just before the Ebola crisis hit. Bob Hall, an assistant chief with First Responder, was at Grace Community Church in October 2013 when he listened to Liberian politician Saah Joseph speak. Read the full story here.
Donations bound for Kristina Chesterman clinic
Three groups worked together to send a drilling rig manufactured by Ron Reed, in addition to medical supplies, and an ambulance, to Nigeria, Africa, for the Kristina Chesterman Memorial Clinic. Standing in front of the rig are (left to right) Shirley Adams from Bridging the Gap by Giving, Zac Smith from Upon This Rock, and Janice Walker from Project SAVE. Many donors and volunteers contributed to the project.