This year I volunteered at AFYA where we organized and labeled boxes of medical equipment that would then be shipped to Syrian refugee camps. The organization takes medical equipment that hospitals would have thrown out even though none of them are actually used. Working there made me realize how much gets wasted at hospitals and how many people could be helped if all hospitals gave away their trash equipment instead of filling up landfills. Each box we packaged could preform a couple of surgeries each and we were able to package about five boxes. It showed me how a few hours of working together could make the difference between life and death for so many people.