The Tzu Chi Medical Foundation hosted its annual appreciation dinner on December 14, 2019, for all those who’ve helped improve and advance its humanistic mission during the year! A drum show kicked off the event, lifting the spirits of attendees.
Tzu Chi Medical Foundation, established in 1993 as a charitable nonprofit 501(c)(3) free clinic, is a community-based volunteer-driven organization committed to providing patient-centered medical care to communities in need locally and internationally.
The weather was just beginning to become cooler in September of 2019. Gathered in the Las Vegas Salvation Army Activity Center was a line of people who are homeless in the area. It was a rare opportunity for them to get their teeth and eyes assessed and treated at no cost. For Tzu Chi volunteer doctors, a relieved smile after helping someone with their medical needs was more than enough payment. Over 100 patients were seen by the end of the day.
With improved methodologies and new healthcare services, Tzu Chi’s Medical Outreach mission to Milpitas ensures a healthier and better future for the community.
Tzu Chi Medical Foundation has been sending medical volunteers from the United States, Canada, Taiwan, and more, three to four times a year to offer vulnerable residents access to quality medical care that includes consultations, dental treatments, pain therapies, ophthalmology, and pharmaceutical services.
3,768 patients received life-changing medical care throughout the medical outreach mission lead by TIMA medical in Mexico.
Since 1996, Tzu Chi TIMA has been hosting quarterly free medical outreach clinics with support from local volunteers and retired medical workers at Golden Valley High School in Bakersfield, California — one of the poorest cities in the country. Volunteers hope to continue to encourage more local doctors and residents to join this community service to expand reach.
April Update About two years ago, Tzu Chi began its first medical outreach initiative in Mexico. Since this time the Tzu Chi medical team