Please join our effort to help Christian Medial College (CMC) build a maternity hospital in the Jawadhi Hills region of South India. The Scudder Association Foundation (SAF) is working to continue the legacy of Aunt Ida’s calling to provide desperately needed care for women in childbirth. As you know, Ida responded to the pleas of these women by dedicating her life to their care.
“On behalf of the institution, I wish to place on record our appreciation…we are overwhelmed at the efforts taken by you all to raise funds for the COVID work at CMC. This has definitely taken a huge pressure off us.”- Dr. J.V. Peter. Thanks to the incredible generosity of CMC’s network of alumni, family, and friends, the Foundation raised over $1.41 million in support of CMC’s fight against the second deadly wave of COVID-19.
To support CMC COVID response, we have made two wire transfer equaling just under $550,000 (thus far) and we have also raised $852,602 (in cash contributions) towards our goal of $1.25 million. am also pleased to report that in collaboration with Montefiore Medical Center and New York City Health & Hospital, we have assembled of list of new ventilation equipment and PPE supplies valued at $3.4 million that are scheduled for air shipment to India – with CMC as the designated recipient of these pre-approved Gifts-in-Kind.
Having just completed a zoom conference with JV Peter, Chandra Singh and others, I am compelled to share with you that the Supreme Court of India just hours ago appointed a 12-person team to provide the guidance needed to help resolve the current healthcare crisis in their country. Two of twelve people assigned to this task force were from CMC – Drs. Cherry Kang and JV Peter. Impressive!
“What Goes Round, Comes Round,” Again, History Can Repeat Itself – Scudders Launch a Maternity 2.0 Campaign
After Ida Scudder bore witness to the deaths of three expectant mothers, Ida determined, “I could not bear to think of these young girls as dead…I must go home and study medicine and come back to India to help such women.” On her return, Dr. Ida Scudder began a professional journey that would touch tens of thousands of patients and impact millions of lives.
The Jawadhi Hills (also Javadhu, Jawadhu, Javadi Hills) are an extension of the Eastern Ghats mountains about 40 miles south and west of Vellore. This range of granite peaks is 50 miles wide by twenty miles long, reaching an altitude of 4000 feet. Their height is sufficient to produce rainfall, which leaves them clothed in green, in vivid contrast to the dry plains surrounding Vellore.
SAF is Proud to Sponsor a 2:1 Matching Gift Campaign to Open a Maternity Hospital in Jawadhi Hills, South India
Scudder Association Foundation is Proud to Sponsor a 2:1 Matching Gift Campaign to Open a Maternity Hospital in Jawadhi Hills, South India. With your help, our partner organization, Christian Medical College Vellore, will build and staff a maternity hospital in the Jawadhi Hills of India to address the unacceptably high maternal and infant mortality experienced by women now living in this remote and underserved region.
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