Thanks to all who supported the Honduras Medical Mission Golf Outing, more than $5,000 was raised for our project this January (photo attached). Special thanks to KIM NAGY for organizing the event, SALLY BENJAMIN for organizing the basket auction and to CHAD GIBSON for all of his efforts at Bunker Hill. Thanks to all who golfed, purchased dinners and attended the event.
Next year's Golf Outing will be on Sunday, September 11, 2022. More details will be announced closer to that date.
If you'd like to donate to the January 2022 project (even though we won't be going to Honduras) to provide healthcare items to villages we would have visited, support the staff who helps us with financial assistance and hopefully hire some doctors and nurses in January, 2022 to offer exams in some of the villages we normally visit, please make your check payable to HOLY FAMILY CHURCH and mail to me at
Fr. Mike Ausperk
606 E Washington St
Medina OH 44256
Dear Honduras Medical Mission supporters...
Though I had great hopes that the pandemic would be more controlled both here in the US and in Honduras by early summer, the situation actually seems worse now than in June. After talking to Mae and a few others last week, hearing of the many extra requirements of brigade members, the low numbers of people coming to a few brigades that have taken place, the low vaccination rate and variety of vaccines being used in Honduras with questions of efficacy and other factors, Holy Family Church will not be sponsoring in person medical brigades in Honduras this January, 2022.
Focusing on what we can do to help, Mae and others in Honduras have asked for our help as we did last year by supplying funds for in-country purchases of healthcare items to be distributed in January 2022. I also know how welcome and appreciated our offering monetary gifts to those who worked with us last January were, for many a helpful surprise in their difficult situations. Mae and I also talked about our hiring a few Honduran doctors and nurses to go to some villages to do in person brigades along with distributing needed healthcare items.
I know this is disappointing to those who had hopes of returning sooner rather than later, first of all me. To my thinking, the risks far outweigh the benefit of going when we can still help in a different way without putting Hondurans or us in further risky situations. Your understanding of this decision is appreciated.
To begin our fundraising efforts, please support the Sunday, September 5 golf outing, auction, raffles and dinner at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Medina. Register to golf or purchase dinner tickets at https://birdease.com/Honduras2021 (discount available if done by August 29). Purchase 5 pm dinner ticket under "Sponsorships". Contact Kim Toski at 330-441-2919 or [email protected] if you have questions about the golf outing or dinner.
Further fundraising solicitations will take place after the golf outing.
MUCHAS GRACIAS for all of the ways you support the people of Honduras! They and I are greatly appreciative.
Honduras Medical Mission Golf Outing
To support the Honduras Medical Mission, a golf outing/dinner fundraiser with music and raffles will be held at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Medina on Sunday, September 5, 2021. Register to golf or purchase dinner tickets at https://birdease.com/Honduras2021 (discount available if done by August 29). Purchase 5pm dinner ticket under "Sponsorships". Gracias!
'MODIFIED' HONDURAS MEDICAL MISSION- JANUARY 14, 2021 UPDATE
Thanks to your great generosity, 4,000 healthcare kits were delivered this week to the communities we would have served in Honduras this week. Each healthcare kit contained pain reliever, cough and cold medicine, anti-parasite, vitamins, hand sanitizer, a mask and an apple. People were very grateful that we were able to help them even though we could not travel to Honduras.
- 600 to Guadalajara
- 1,400 to La Villa de San Francisco
- 200 to Moroceli
- 400 to Nuevo Paraiso
- 600 to La Esperanza
- 200 to El Campo
- 200 to Coyolito
- 400 to Oscar's Cigar Factory in Danli
This week, Honduran staff who worked for us last year received the same amount we gave them last year as financial assistance since most of them don't have a job when groups are not there.
Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos received our $10,000 donation in memory of the late Sister Maria Rosa (founder of Sociedad) to be used for Covid-19 relief for children and staff.
Donations are still being accepted for this project and for a potential Spring project. Please make your check payable to Holy Family Church and mail it to me at the address below. You may also Venmo your donation to me at @Michael-Ausperk and I ask that you notify me by email of your Venmo donation so I can confirm it with you. Feel free to forward this request to others.
Please remember the people of Honduras in your prayers. If you have questions about this project, please contact me.
May 2020 Emergency Food and Medicine Relief Assistance
From the generosity of so many of you, $10,000 was wire transferred (without a fee!) to Honduras....
$5,000 was given to Sociedad Amigos de los Ninos for medicine and food for those in need visiting the Santa Rosa de Lima Clinic at Nuevo Paraiso.
$5,000 was given to ACOES for food for their students who are normally fed 2 meals a day at school, ACOES is delivering food to the homes of students. ACOES Founder and Director Padre Patricio emailed me this note today...
"Thank you for having a good help in the mission that we have in Honduras. In www.acoes.org you will find information about what we do. We try to support the poorest families in the Christian education of their children. are currently more than eleven thousand students we help, thank God. We also received voluntary collaborators from other countries who sojourn with us. Thank you for your generous donation and hope to meet you one day in these lands."
$2,000 was given to St. Charles Parish in Tacoma, Washington, who has been doing medical brigades at Nuevo for years, joined 4 other groups to provide $10,000 for emergency medicine to many of the villages around Nuevo Paraiso.
2020 Holy Family Honduras Medical Mission Team
2020 Holy Family Honduras Medical Mission Team
Muchas Gracias to all who supported the recent medical mission to Honduras.
2020 Mission to Honduras Photos
Becca Kubick's Hoban Visor Article
Song written by Gustavo for Holy Family | Gustavo's song lyrics
Honduras is the second poorest country in Latin America and many, many people who live in poverty in small rural and mountain villages have a great need for healthcare because they are nowhere near a hospital, clinic or pharmacy. Each January, a team of doctors, dentists, optometrists, pharmacists, nurses,other healthcare professionals, and volunteers pay their own way to go to Honduras on this week-long medical mission. In the last five years, these teams of healthcare professionals and volunteers have served more than 30,000 people without access to healthcare.
Since January 2006, Holy Family Parish in Stow has sponsored this Medical Mission to Honduras. Thankfully, members of Saint Clarence Parish in North Olmsted, Saint Vincent dePaul Parish in Cleveland, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish in Wadsworth and Archbishop Hoban High School have supported this most worthy project.
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For more information on the Honduras Medical Mission, contact Fr. Mike at 330-764-8968 or at [email protected].
Donations can be made payable to Holy Family Church (put "Honduras" on the memo line) and mailed to Holy Family Church, Attn: Honduras Medical Mission, 3450 Sycamore Dr., Stow, OH 44224
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