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International Medical Relief Fund Charity Profile
Medical Relief International exists to provide dental, medical and humanitarian aid, or other services deemed necessary for the benefit of all people in need, and to network with other agencies to help them fulfill this vision.
Although Medical Relief International was founded in 2005, the ministry really began over 20 years ago with a small group of dentists who responded to an invitation from a mission organization in Haiti to provide medical/dental care. MRI now serves the medical/dental needs in Haiti, Central America, Africa, the Philippines, and is open to serving in any other country where there is a like-minded organized mission who requests our service.
MRI is expanding our horizons, perfecting a transferable and sustainable model of our holistic approach that will transfer to locations all over the world. This will be accomplished by networking with other organizations and will continue to bring our expertise together in one common cause.
What separates MRI from other humanitarian organizations? What makes us so special? We don't answer every call for help, but we work with established organizations who are currently ministering to populations in need. We empower missionaries who are in the daily grind, enabling them to reach more people with their message of hope. We also realize that the future of MRI rests in the hands of the next generations. Therefore we invest in students to carry on the work, as well as leading short-term teams to various locations around the world.
International Medical Relief Fund Volunteer Information
There is always a great need for professionals who are willing and able to leave their practice for 10 days and serve in difficult, primitive conditions. Without the confirmation of professionals we cannot even begin to plan a trip. Once the professionals have committed, then a volunteer group is developed to serve the professionals.
Public Health Education needs to be established in each location we serve.
Emphasis on nutrition and medicines
Other volunteers are needed as well. Sometimes there is a need for construction workers, mechanics, and people who know how to work hard to provide service to the professional teams, and sometimes meet the immediate needs of the missionaries we are supporting.
Prayer is what makes it all happen, and cannot be underestimated. Please commit Medical Relief International to your daily prayer, and keep track of the trips that come up, that they may be bathed in prayer.
Of course, this mission cannot exist without financial support. There are so many organizations out there competing for your dollars. What makes the mission of Medical Relief International different? It's in our mission: As Dr. William Mays states,
"MRI is patterned after the ministry of Jesus, who often invested in the physical and emotional needs of people as a platform for teaching spiritual truth that led to life everlasting. Why does our model work so well? We have three basic requirements:
We come alongside mission organizations already in existence
We take care of the people's emergent needs at the moment we see them, and
We teach the Good News, which works wonderfully if left to the nationals with their command of the culture and language.
Medical Relief International is unique, distinct, and is deserving of your financial support."
LIST OF NEEDS:
New portable dental unit ($3,000)
Clinic equipment for Manila ($35,000)
General dental/medical supplies ($5,000)
Medicines ($3,000 annually) Administration ($50,000 annually)