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Project Description

Hurricane Relief

International Relief Teams

Established in 1994

Mission Statement: International Relief Teams alleviates the suffering caused by poverty and disaster — from the forgotten corners of the world to right here at home.

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Impacts & Achievements:

Some of the highlights

CEO Salary: 0.35% of expenses

  • Deployed four surgical teams to Honduras
  • Deployed 420 disaster relief teams, involving 2,495 volunteers, and sent more than $100 million in emergency supplies to aid victims of disaster worldwide
  • Conducted 12,595 surgical procedures and treated nearly 150 patients
  • Screened more than 6,300 people for eyeglasses in Guatemala, Mexico, and Honduras, and distributed nearly 5,000 pairs of glasses
  • Delivered more than $343 million in medicines
  • Provided $6.5 million in volunteer services and $343 million in medicines and supplies to families in desperate need in 68 countries worldwide.
  • Trained more than 1,000 instructors in Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, and Vietnam, who in turn have trained more than 20,000 of their colleagues

Featured Programs:

How Enterprise Community Partners is making a difference

Community and Family Health:

International Relief Teams supports a variety of programs that support the well-being of vulnerable communities. By working with local partners, they find the best ways to fit the needs of the communities served.

Health Services:

International Relief Teams deploys teams of skilled surgeons who perform life-transforming surgeries. They also send out teams of trained volunteers who conduct vision tests and provide corrective eyeglasses to those in need.

Nutrition and Education:

Good nutrition is essential for a child’s growth, learning, and development. International Relief Teams recognizes this and are committed to helping vulnerable and marginalized children and families have a chance at a successful future by supporting nutrition and education programs in San Diego, Baja California, and Central America.

Disaster Response:

International Relief Teams provides both immediate and long-term relief to disaster victims around the world. With skilled volunteers, medical supplies, and direct funding to partner organizations on the ground to meet the proximate (immediate) and long term needs.

Medical Training:

Knowledge and skills of medical professionals around the world are crucial, especially in times of disaster. This is why International Relief Teams provides medical education and training in emerging countries. They also ship medical supplies such as vitamins, antibiotics, and vaccines to hospitals and clinics that these resources are scarce. For every dollar donated, they can obtain at least $50 worth of lifesaving medicines

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