Who We Are

Supplies Over Seas (SOS) is a Louisville, Kentucky-based nonprofit organization that meets critical health care needs in medically impoverished communities around the world by collecting and distributing surplus medical supplies and equipment. SOS promotes environmental stewardship, partnering with hospitals and others to recover and send what would otherwise go to landfills. Since 1993, we have saved more than 850 tons of medical equipment and supplies from landfills, and brought health and hope to 100 countries around the globe,  including our own.

Our Story

Supplies Over Seas (SOS) was founded in 1993 by Dr. Norton Waterman and members of the Greater Louisville Medical Society (GLMS) as a response to the waste created by Louisville’s medical system. Read More

Our Mission

Supplies Over Seas meets critical healthcare needs in developing countries around the world by recovering and redistributing surplus medical supplies and equipment. SOS promotes environmental stewardship, partnering with hospitals and others to recover and send what would otherwise go to the landfill. Read More

Our Board

Our Board of Directors is the SOS governing body, responsible for overseeing the fiduciary and strategic direction of the organization. This group represents a broad cross section of the community, and is united by a passion for creating a healthier planet and a healthier world. Members serve without compensation.  Read More

Our Staff

These are the people who make SOS work! Our small but effective staff works alongside our  extraordinarily dedicated volunteers to realize SOS’s unique, compelling, and important mission. Together with our volunteers, interns, board, and friends, these individuals work day-in and day-out to grow the organization’s impact, and deliver a world of health and hope. Read More

Our Partners

Supplies Over Seas relies on these medical supply, corporate, and service partners for support on many levels. Our partners share our passion for global health and a healthy environment, and are instrumental  to making SOS work. Read More

Our Financials

Supplies Over Seas is committed to transparency as we do our best to be good stewards of your donated dollars.  Here you will find copies of our financials from each year since SOS became a registered 501(c)(3), along with our 2015 Annual Report. Read More