Monday, July 2, 2012

MINISTRY FOCUS: Medical Teams International

The mission of Medical Teams International is:  To demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty around the world.

Volunteer doctors, nurses, EMTs, and various other medical professionals are sent to areas where healthcare is not otherwise provided. If you are interested in learning more, you can go to the website to read about Disaster Response Volunteer Opportunities.

Not in a medical profession? That's okay, you can still help! There are other USA Based Volunteer Opportunities located in the states of Oregon, Washington, and Minnesota. They accept volunteers who are 16 years of age or older.

There are also various ways to make a DONATION to Medical Teams International. They are a 501(c)3 organization and will acknowledge every donation with a receipt for tax purposes.

NON-CASH DONATIONS are also accepted, such as medical supplies and over-the-counter medications. A great project idea for your church, youth group, organization, or for individual families, is to assemble HOPE KITS and mail them to the headquarters in Oregon. Hope Kits are small packages of either pesonal care items, or school supplies (see the requirements on the list) that are sent to children in orphanages, refugee camps, disaster zones, or communities. Each family/child could package up one two kits, then collect them all and mail all at once. Great service project!

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6-26-14 UPDATE:  Hope Kits are no longer listed on the website. But, other types of donations are still being accepted.

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