Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
Siloam's statement of mission is to share the love of Christ by serving those in need through health care.
Siloam was chartered in 1990 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to live out the Biblical and historical commitment of the Church to care for the poor and the sick. As a primary health care center, Siloam's purpose is to provide affordable, high-quality health care to the uninsured and those who slip through the health care system because of time, money and language barriers. Eighty percent (80%) of our patients are refugees and immigrants - Vietnamese, Hispanic, Kurdish, Albanian, Sudanese and others. Most face significant language barriers. Affordable health care becomes a reality for Siloam's patients because of the financial support from individuals, churches and foundations and due to more than 200 dedicated volunteers who serve as physicians, nurses, translators and supporters. Our volunteers represent more than 50 churches and all major hospitals. As our volunteers and staff reach out to an underserved population, we see our efforts impacting the cycle of poverty. Instead of poverty bringing sickness and sickness bringing poverty, we provide an opportunity for health and a message of hope.