(Portland, OR) June 7, 2023 — Medical Teams International, a global health and humanitarian relief organization serving people in crisis in the Pacific Northwest and globally, is marking a very special milestone this March – 23 years of generous support from Juan Young Trust.

This local Portland area trust made their first gift to Medical Teams in May 2000 to support Medical Teams’ U.S. mobile dental program. Over the past 23 years, Juan Young Trustee, Scott Klusmann has overseen the distribution of over $300,000 in direct grants to support this program.

Thanks to the generosity of Juan Young Trust and other partners, the program has expanded to include an array of patient health services and is now called Medical Teams Care & Connect Mobile Health. Working throughout Washington and Oregon with local health and community-based partners, Medical Teams improves access to care for communities of color, immigrant and refugee populations, individuals who are experiencing homelessness as well as those who are uninsured or underinsured, undocumented, or otherwise experiencing barriers to care.

“Medical Teams’ employees want to acknowledge how much we appreciate the support from the Trustees of Juan Young Trust in the calling of our work in the Pacific Northwest,” said Trina Newcomb, Medical Teams Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations. “Your compassion and support are having an incredible impact for our neighbors needing basic medical services and emergency dental care.”

About Juan Young Trust

Juan Young Trust was established in 1997 under the will of Juan Young and began funding grants in 2000. The foundation primarily focuses on health and education for those who reside in Oregon. Additional it awards scholarships to colleges and universities in Oregon. Grant making authority is vested solely in the two individual Trustee, Scott Klusmann and Antoinette Arenz. The trust was established to sunset and terminate 30 years or less from the date of Juan Young’s death.  The Trust and will close in 2023.

Juan Young was a long-time employee, officer, and stockholder of Kienow’s Food Stores.

About Medical Teams International

Founded in 1979, Medical Teams International provides life-saving medical care for people in crisis, such as survivors of natural disasters and refugees. We care for the whole person— physical, emotional, social and spiritual. Daring to love like Jesus, we serve all people—regardless of religion, nationality, sex or race. Learn more at medicalteams.org and on social media using @medicalteams.