Medical Missionaries Newsletter - December 2016


President's Message – December 2016


Here we are again with another year passing and MM preparing a celebration of 20 years of service to the POOR locally and worldwide. This year in addition to continuing to support St. Joseph Clinic, the 24/7 hospital that serves more than 125,000 people in Haiti’s Central Plateau, Medical Missionaries provided disaster relief assistance for victims of floods in Haiti, West Virginia, Louisiana, and North Carolina. The destruction and damage from those floods are overwhelming but thanks to your support MM was able to reach many in the devastated areas. The outreach program continues since it will take many years to fully recover from the devastation.  We also worked with other groups to send many sea containers of medical and household supplies to the needy throughout the world.

To celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2017, Medical Missionaries will be holding a Family Day in place of the Caring Hearts Ball that has served as its major fundraiser for the past several years.  All supporters and volunteers are invited to join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 12Noon to 4PM, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 9200 Stonewall Rd Manassas, VA. Come and meet other supporters and volunteers.  Learn about the many projects completed and ongoing over the last 20 years. Share your own stories about the work you have done with Medical Missionaries.  Admission is FREE.  There will be live music and entertainment for young and old, a silent auction, raffles, and lots of fun.  Nominal charge for food.

At the Family Day, we will be saluting our supporters and volunteers who have made possible the many programs that Medical Missionaries supports:

  • Building and maintaining the 24/7hospital in Thomassique, Haiti
  • USAID food program in the mountains surrounding Banica, Dominican Republic
  • School lunch program in Thomassique
  • Water treatment program in Thomassique and surrounding villages
  • Maternal and child care program
  • Nutritional supplement program for malnourished children
  • 165 sea containers of health equipment and supplies shipped worldwide to poor countries to help build their healthcare infrastructure
  • 300 trips to Appalachia with clothes and household items
  • Disaster relief in USA for victims of hurricanes, floods, and tornados
  • Support of 30 local health groups
  • Support for American Indian reservations in Oklahoma and South Dakota

Come to our celebration and God bless you for your support. 

For more information about many Medical Missionaries activities during the year, please check out these articles: 

Responding To U.S. Floods

Floods: Summer of 2016
Progress in Maternal and Infant Care

The Growing Role of Matwons

Vaccinations for Mother and Child

 Advancing Nutrition for the Poor

Countering Malnutrition in the Dominican Republic

Medika Mamba - A Life-saving Nutritional Supplement

Bon Sel - The Good Salt

Progressing Toward Sustainability

A Community Takes Responsibility for Its Elderly Poor

The Important Role of Partnerships

Gilbert R Irwin, MD
President, Medical Missionaries

P.S.: Please consider including Medical Missionaries in your holiday and year-end giving.  Also, 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.




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