Both organizations are comprehensive charitable networks that work towards self-sufficiency throughout the community. Charities do this through a variety of initiatives that include basic needs, counseling, child and family services, and housing. New partnerships involving Texas Medical Technology seek to provide employment for refugees currently supported by these organizations.
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A young boy rests next to a long line of people waiting for clothes, food and supplies at a makeshift migrant camp in the border town of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, July 10, 2021. – There has about 1,000 people from Central America and other Latin American countries living in the camp, hoping for a chance to enter the United States.
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Texas Medical Technology: Helping Refugees Find a Better Life
For refugees around the world, charities like the YMCA Greater Houston and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston have proven invaluable in meeting their basic needs, finding jobs, and developing the skills needed to survive in the new world. environment. With the help of these non-governmental organizations (NGOs), refugees have a better chance of having a sustainable life for themselves and their families.
However, the lack of verifiable qualifications and language barriers often hamper a refugee’s ability to be employed in their new location, especially for those coming from exceptionally difficult circumstances. With the pandemic putting additional pressure on NGOs, the refugees who depend on them now need all the help they can get.
These conditions prompted Texas Medical Technology to provide employment opportunities for refugees, which include asylum seekers, Cuban Haitian entrants, victims of human trafficking, and special immigrant visa holders. (SIV) from Iraq and Afghanistan. This is especially important for the medical supplier since three of the entrepreneurs behind the business are from refugee nations and families. Jad Shraim is from Palestine, while Omri Scaffran and Dimitri Menin are from Israel. The three are among the entrepreneurs who created Texas Medical Technology to meet the growing demand for personal protective equipment (PPE). The company has a 144,000 square foot facility in Houston, Texas, employing 550 workers from 53 different countries, including refugees supported by the two charities under its new partnerships.
“In a changing world, giving people who have been through hardships but still have so much to offer the possibility of a better life through employment was a given,” said Omri Sharfran, CEO and Founder of Texas Medical Technology, in a company press release.
Co-founder and CFO Jad Shraim shares that coming from a refugee family himself, he has an obligation to refugees. He strives to empower them and “give them a fair chance to live”.
“Our work with Texas Medical Technology has been phenomenal,” comments Kevin Maas, employment coordinator for Catholic Charities of Galveston-Houston in the Department of Refugee Resettlement.
About Texas Medical Technology
One of the fastest growing companies in the United States today, Texas Medical Technology is meeting the challenges of procurement. It is facing them head-on as the main supplier of PPE in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. With its iNitrile, the company continues to provide employment opportunities for residents and refugees through its automated glove machine, reducing infections in the workplace – commercial establishments, hospitals, factories – and saving up to 40% in terms of glove waste.
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