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3 Reasons To Give A Gift Through Our Gift Catalog

♫ It’s the most wonderful time of the year. ♫ House decorating … cookie baking … gift shopping. It’s also a busy time. And, let’s face it, sometimes even stressful. You’re pulled in many directions. Cards and catalogs fill your…

More than Statistics: Melissa Fleming’s Powerful Message of Hope

  Melissa Fleming, head spokesperson for the UN Refugee Agency, speaks at Portland’s Healthy Women, Healthy World luncheon. “No one leaves home, unless home is the mouth of a shark.” Warsan Shire, Somali poet “Statistics are human beings with the…

In a Broken World, Every Person Matters

Sometimes it seems like we live in a broken world. War, extreme poverty and the inequity of life extend to the farthest reaches of the planet, where people live in deep vulnerability. So often we see the world painted in…

Providence St. Joseph Health Partnership Continues in Guatemala

Medical Teams International is extending a multi-year partnership with Providence St. Joseph Health to continue serving remote communities in Guatemala. The partnership will help deliver life-changing health support for thousands of vulnerable Guatemalans. As part of the partnership, volunteer teams…

Hurricane Florence Slams into North Carolina

As Hurricane Florence begins cutting into the eastern United States, Medical Teams International is poised to respond. More than one million Americans have been told to leave their homes and evacuate to temporary shelters capable of weathering the high winds…

Daughter and Father Share Love of Volunteering

Neither Aashna nor her father Keshavan can explain how it happened. Whether it was through some subtle luck of the gene lottery – a shared desire to do good, passed down through the bloodline – or whether it was fostered…

Taking a Deep Breath in Bangladesh

For many refugees fleeing Bangladesh, their suffering doesn’t end with the arduous journey to the camp.

Three Years, Two Teams, One Boy

January 2015 The young boy stood among the small crowd, watchful of the visitors who’d entered the village. Among the girls wearing brightly colored huipiles and boys in their guayabera shirts, Daniel stood out because of the white towel covering his…

How Amina Escaped the Slaughter

Anima’s voice shook as she began to cry, “I remember seeing those 18 men dead, and all I wanted to do was leave.” Read one Rohingya refugee family’s account of fleeing their homeland.

Water on the Rooftops

“It was little more than a water-filled pit, an open-air cistern exposed to filth and wild animals. But this was Juana and Florencio’s only source of water in the rural highlands of Guatemala.”