Medical Missionaries Nov 2019

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks. We give thanks for everyone who makes the work of Medical Missionaries possible — our dedicated volunteers and medical teams, our donors and partners, and all who support us in many ways. You make it possible for us to help thousands of people in need in the USA and throughout the world. We are filled with gratitude for all that you do!

Appalachian Toy Drive
Appalachian Toy Drive

Toy Drive for Appalachia

We are still accepting donations of toys for children in Applalachia to help brighten their holidays. Please drop off or mail new, unwrapped toys at our office, 9590 Surveyor Ct., Manassas, VA 20110. You can also make an online monetary donation. Toys and monetary donations will be accepted through December 10th. The toys will be delivered to the Rock Lick Food Pantry in Grundy, VA. Rock Lick serves those in need in both southwestern Virginia and West Virginia as well as eastern Kentucky.

Rock Lick Food Pantry Help

Helped repair Rock Lick Food Pantry truck
Helped repair Rock Lick Food Pantry truck

Medical Missionaries continues to assist the Rock Lick Food Pantry with food, baby, and toiletry items. Thanks to our generous supporters and volunteers, Medical Missionaries recently delivered the largest shipment of food we’ve ever sent to help those in need in Appalachia. The Rocklick Food Pantry will distribute the food in mid-December, right in time to make the holidays a little brighter for all the people they help. As we mentioned last month, we also recently helped them to get their only truck repaired so they could more efficiently deliver food and supplies to those in need. Pictured above is the transmission that was repaired to help get the truck functioning again.

Deliver food and supplies to Rock Lick Food Pantry
Deliver food and supplies to Rock Lick Food Pantry

Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic

Earlier this month, a volunteer medical team, led by Dr. George Bazaco, traveled to the Dominican Republic where they provided mobile medical clinics in the mountainous region around Banica. They drove for hours from the base of a mountain to reach the school where the clinics were held. We thank them for bringing medical care to people in these remote areas where they would otherwise have little or no access to care. Dr. Bazaco’s team normally would visit the St. Joseph Clinic and conduct mobile clinics around the Thomassique area, but the team decided to heed the State Department warnings and not travel into Haiti on this trip.

Dr. George Bazaco with team in Dominican Republic
Dr. George Bazaco with team in Dominican Republic
Pharmacy team in Dominican Republic
Pharmacy team in Dominican Republic
Dr. George Bazaco holding office hours in Dominican Republic
Dr. George Bazaco holding office hours in Dominican Republic

Aid to Guinea-Bissau

This month our volunteers worked to load a sea container which was sent to the nation of Guinea-Bissau, located on the west coast of Africa. Guinea-Bissau is one of the world’s poorest and most fragile countries. The container contained clothing, medical supplies and equipment, and rice. We thank our volunteers who were able to help us load this container on a pretty chilly November morning!

#Giving Tuesday

We are gearing up for a very big day in the nonprofit world: this year’s #GivingTuesday! We want to make this year’s global day of philanthropy our best yet—please join us and help the poorest of the poor in the US and around the world. Our online fundraising page is available now. Make a gift today or mark your calendar for December 3rd and join the generous individuals across the country that participate in #GivingTuesday to show how much they care about others. Post a note or picture on your social media page and tag our Facebook and Instagram accounts.  The social sharing will help broaden awareness for our cause.