The New Orleans Medical Mission Services Foundation, Inc. was organized
in 2001 by Greater New Orleans physicians and businessmen to provide
services to the needy in several ways. We do so first by providing
medical and surgical care to the needy of our Central and South American
mission locations. We help ourselves by reprocessing unused medical
materials which would otherwise be waste by our local hospitals and by
collecting discarded medical materials "en bulk" as provided by
donations from other organizations. We redistribute this in the form of
provision of logistical medical supplies to our mission sites. We have shipped
several forty-foot containers to Ecuador and other locations worldwide. Our organization consists entirely of
volunteers. We are funded by grants, corporate donations and by monies
raised in our Mission
Possible Galas. Thus far we have conducted several trips to
Ecuador, Nicaragua, and Panama with more planned. We normally run two missions per year. You can support our organization through prayer, participation,
materials, ideas, and funding. The people we help appreciate it deeply.
The success of New Orleans Medical Mission Services Foundation is totally
dependent on volunteers. The foundation was fortunate to start operation
with a core team of people that shared a common vision of ministering to the
medical needs of the poor. It is time to expand our ministry and extend the
services it provides. If you would like to volunteer please call 504-392-1934 for more information. There are several teams that need additional
Material Solicitation Team
This group is responsible for obtaining donations of medical equipment,
instruments and supplies.
Material Preparation Team
This group is responsible for sorting, cleaning and packing materials
in the warehouse for donations and/or direct medical mission use.
Administration Support Team
This group will perform the record keeping, inventory and communication
functions for the foundation.
Fund Raising Team
Primarily this group will work on the annual Gala. The team will also
begin soliciting donations from benefactors.
Medical Mission Team
Depending on the nature and scope of requested medical procedures, a
particular mission must be staffed with appropriate specialists. It is
impractical for an individual to participate in more than one mission per
year. Therefore, we need to establish a volunteer pool of resources
participate in our missions. Please read the Mission Handbook to understand your responsibilities; it contains the forms you will need to sign up for a mission.
If you are gifted with computer, Internet, or inventory and warehouse
technology skills, we want you.
If you would like to volunteer for one or more of these critical teams,
please call 504-392-1934 for more information.