2021 'Modified' Honduras Medical Mission
Muchas gracias, many thanks for your support of the emergency food and medicine assistance we were able to offer many hundreds of people this past April and May in Honduras. Photos of this project are available at https://www.holyfamilystow.org/mission-to-honduras
For the last 15 years at this time of year, we were preparing for the annual Honduras Medical Mission and getting ready for our annual “Banquet of the Clam” fundraiser. Like so many projects, events and activities this year, our Medical Mission to Honduras in January is not possible. However, our friends and the people of Honduras who we help with every mission need our help now more than ever.
In an attempt to still offer our Medical Mission in a modified way and to help our many friends and the humble, always grateful people of Honduras, I am asking for your financial help to create and make our modified Medical Mission a success! Your donation will help us…
- hire some of our Honduran staff for 2 weeks;
- distribute medicines and medical supplies left in Honduras after last year’s brigades to 1,000 people who visit the Santa Rosa de Lima Clinic at Nuevo Paraiso;
- purchase non-prescription items such as vitamins, pain relievers, anti-parasite meds, cough and cold, sunglasses, toothbrushes and toothpaste for distribution to 3,000 people in the villages we would have visited; and
- offer financial assistance to those who we would have hired to help us on our medical brigades who are struggling financially due to no work since there are no groups visiting Nuevo Paraiso.
While I know many people are encountering their own personal struggles during this pandemic, please consider helping us make our 2021 ‘modified’ Honduras Medical Mission a success. If you can help us, 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.
Please remember the people of Honduras in your prayers. If you have questions about this project, please contact me.
2020 Holy Family Honduras Medical Mission Team
Muchas Gracias to all who supported the recent medical mission to Honduras.
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
When you shop at Amazon, use https://smile.amazon.com/ch/34-0768866 so that .5% of the price on eligible purchases supports the Honduras Medical Mission.