Medical Missionaries Newsletter - December 2012


In This Issue

Medical Missionaries: A Steadfast Partner
Our Sustained Commitment in Haiti

Fighting Diseases in Haiti With Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene

Annual Dental Trip to Haiti

Improving Maternal and Infant Care in Haiti

Hurricane Devastation In New Jersey – Medical Missionaries’ Response

Construction Continues At St. Joseph Clinic

An Exchange Of Cultures
High School Student Service Trip To Haiti

The Joy Of Giving





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President’s Message – December 2012

Another year has raced by and it's time to reflect on all that the Medical Missionaries volunteers and donors have accomplished. With your help and support, we are making a difference, both in the U.S. and abroad. You are making the world a better place for the poorest of the poor.

 Domestic Projects 

1. Over 20 trips to Appalachia with relief supplies

2. Distribution of health related equipment and supplies to many individuals in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC

3. Large shipment of winter clothing, hygiene supplies, and educational and athletic equipment to the Lakota Sioux Indians in South Dakota

4. A truck and trailer full of disaster relief items for the victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey

International Projects

1. Support of over 100 medical teams with equipment, supplies, and medicines going to Haiti and other areas of the Third World

2. Seven 20-ton containers of health supplies and equipment sent to 6 West African countries

3. Four containers of food and health related supplies and equipment sent to Haiti, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica 

4. 24/7 coverage at our hospital in Thomassique, Haiti, and support of Community Health Centers in four surrounding villages, serving a total population of 125,000

5. Additional projects in Thomassique, including clean water program, iodized salt program for the prevention of hypothyroidism and parasite control, midwife and maternal/child health program, nutritional supplement program for severely malnourished children, a work study program for the children, and a school lunch program for 2,000 children in 10 schools

You, our volunteers and supporters, are responsible for all these accomplishments.  Without your work and support, we could not accomplish them.  Medical Missionaries is an entirely volunteer organization so that 99.5% of every dollar donated goes to support all the projects. With the hard economic times that all of us have faced over the last few years there has been an increase in requests for assistance. All the members of the Medical Missionaries Board thank you for your continued support.

May God bless you and your family throughout and beyond the Holiday Season.

Gilbert R Irwin, MD
President Medical Missionaries 

P.S.: If you are doing estate planning at this time of year, please consider including Medical Missionaries in your will to help us continue our commitment to helping the poor.

  You Can Help Medical Missionaries: Donate now to support our clinic or health related projects;  Form a Medical Missionaries Chapter in your area;  Volunteer to help in the U.S. or abroad.

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