1979: Northwest Medical Teams formed, founder Ron Post sends first team to Thailand to help refugees from Cambodia's Killing Fields.
1984: Ethiopian famine claims more than one million lives. Teams and supplies provide medical care.
1986: Medical Supplies Program launches.
1987: First field office opens in Mexico.
1989: Mobile Dental Program begins in United States.
1993: Provide care for Croatian and Bosnian refugees.
1997: 500th volunteer team travels to Mexico.
2001: Volunteer teams go to New York City to counsel rescue workers at Ground Zero after 9/11. Emergency Medical Services program launches.
2002: Provide care for Afghan refugees.
2004: South Asia tsunami teams reach five countries.