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GLENS FALLS MEDICAL MISSIONARY FOUNDATION

Cause Area

  • Health & Medicine
  • International

Location

PO BOX 627GLENS FALLS, NY 12801 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

We were formed to educate and empower those in the developing world by sharing our skills and knowledge with the people of a medically under-served area in the developing world. The mission strives to provide knowledge, resources, and tools to empower people to evolve their own health care system. We work to form a bond with another culture and community and foster global consciousness in our families, our communities, and ourselves.

Description

The Glens Falls Medical Mission Foundation began in 1996, with a small group of local physicians, a dentist, a pharmacist, and others who wanted to have an opportunity to give back to an area in the developing world that was in real need of ongoing medical care.

Through the years, our project has expanded from a purely medical one, to one that affects many aspects of life in this area. It has become obvious to all of us that providing only medical care is, quite literally, a band-aid approach to the extensive needs of a community that does not have even the most basic services of clean water, sewage, emergency services, even a library. We have had the great good fortune of the involvement of so many of our friends and neighbors from the greater Glens Falls community, from so many walks of life, that our project has been able to expand in many important ways.

Our major emphasis remains a medical one. We hope that our engagement in the community will have a long lasting impact on that area that treatment of acute illness alone never could.

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