Hope Force International has many volunteers that are highly skilled healthcare professionals. When a crisis occurs, we send out an SOS and mount an effective response. For some of our responders, it is their very first time practicing medicine in what is typically a developing nation, and often under extremely difficult circumstances. These professionals rise to the challenge and demonstrate remarkable compassion despite the stress they face.
Historically, emergency medical intervention has led our relief efforts in international disaster events of great magnitude.
HFI is committed to providing opportunities to better prepare our medical volunteers for future calamities, and have planned pre-determined opportunities to serve together under less stressful conditions. This will enable us to identify areas of opportunity to strengthen our systems and practices. It will also provide first time international volunteers the ability to acquaint themselves with what it takes to be effective in unfamiliar conditions, and build confidence.
In addition to responding to sudden and unexpected calamity, HFI will recruit and deploy at least two medical teams a year to areas of the world affected by extreme poverty and/or disaster, thus keeping with our mission of bringing relief to areas of chronic pre-existing need.
Showing people Jesus through the Hope Force medical clinics is one of the most humbling and beautiful experiences of my life.
- Emily, RN