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Upcoming Volunteers

Chris Kerrigan, MD

is going to Ukraine

I made my home in Central Europe for medical school many years ago and they took me in as one of their own. I am excited to return in July and give back to a region that I have so many fond memories of.

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William Brown, Volunteer

is going to Ukraine

As an undergraduate pre-med student, I am thrilled to volunteer with Global Care Force because I believe in their mission to provide compassionate care to underserved communities worldwide. Joining this dedicated team allows me to make a tangible difference in people’s lives, fostering hope and well-being where it’s needed most. That’s why I will volunteer in July in Ukraine.

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Daniel Brooks, MD

is going to Ukraine

I’m looking forward to playing a small role in GCF’s ongoing support of the Ukrainian people as part of the Mobile Medical Team in July.

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Robert Downs, PA

is returning to Ukraine

I look forward to returning to Ukraine in July to provide primary care to those in need. I served with the March Mobile Medical Team and was impressed by the resiliency of the Ukrainians and the medical needs being met by Global Care Force. Many are displaced, others without running water and electricity in some villages, but they continue on with their daily lives. I also learned much about their long and rich cultural history as an independent country. I’m ready to return again to apply my skills to help support them in their time of need.

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Cath Glennon, RN

is returning to Ukraine

I became a nurse because I have a heart for caring for those in need. It’s hard to sit on the sidelines and watch what is happening in Ukraine. I volunteered last December with the Mobile Medical Team because I wanted to help in any way I could. The need continues, so I will return to serve again in July. I urge you to please consider supporting me and future volunteers serving in Ukraine.

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Brian Kaczmarek, RN

is going to the Southern Border

I believe all people have a right to healthcare, and that’s why I am excited to serve in El Paso, Texas, this summer to provide medical care to migrants seeking refuge in the United States. Many refugees fled from conditions of economic oppression in search of a better life and safety from gang violence, the drug trade, and human trafficking. Their journey is often long and arduous, without certainty of food, water, shelter, or support. Many arrive at the shelters with a variety of acute and chronic conditions that I will provide medical care for.

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Debra Cuthill, APN

is going to Uganda

I am thankful for the opportunity to serve in rural Uganda in July with the Church of the Resurrection, partner with local healthcare teams, and explore ongoing opportunities for medical and healthcare services at the Nana Health Centre, and mobile clinics through UCSS. I am blessed to have the experience as a Certified Nurse Midwife/Advanced Practice Nurse and appreciate the incredible impact and hope that medical services, both routine and preventative, bring to the overall health of the community that would not be able to access care any other way.

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Jennifer Evans, RN

is going to El Paso

I am very grateful for this opportunity to work with refugees at our southern border. We don’t get to choose where we are born. These are fellow human beings who have been courageous, leaving behind everything and everyone they’ve ever known in search of a better life. I feel a deep sense of obligation to use my professional skills to reduce as much suffering as I can for these brave people.

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Angie Whaley, RN

is returning to Ukraine

I was honored to serve with the GCF to Ukraine in December of 2023. The people there are so amazingly strong and I truly felt like I was part of something so much larger than myself. God’s plans are so much bigger than my own. I knew then that I would be returning soon. I am elated that I will be returning to Ukraine in October!

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Mila Buria, RN

is going to Ukraine

I was born and raised in Ukraine and wanted to return to volunteer as soon as the war started. I prayed for the Heavenly Father’s perfect timing. My desire is to serve as Yahusha Hamashiach (the real name of Jesus Christ) has served; to love as He has loved each of us. I am excited to volunteer with Global Care Force in September! I am honored to have such an opportunity to bring hope, faith and love through providing care to people in need!

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Quinn O’Reilly, RN

is going to Ukraine

I’m excited to volunteer in Ukraine in September to help care for some of the most burdened people right now. Our time is the most precious gift we can give to others: and I feel blessed to be able to spend time with our Ukrainian brothers and sisters.

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Eileen Flynn, Volunteer

is going to Ukraine

In March, I went to Ukraine with Global Care Force and fell in love with the Ukrainian people. It was amazing to see their heart and compassion, considering what they are going through. I want to return in October to continue the work I started in March and help in whatever capacity I can. If our presence there can provide some hope and relief to people who are exhausted, I want to be part of that team.

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Tara Stratton, MD   

is returning to Ukraine

The resiliency and strength of Ukrainian people has been a great inspiration to people all around the globe. The struggles in Ukraine are far from over, and too many people continue to go without basic necessities including health care. I am very excited to volunteer again on a second mission with Global Care Force this October and provide high quality medical care to the citizens of Ukraine who have so little and have been through so much. It is an honor to be able to return to Ukraine to help these wonderful people in a time of great need.

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Emily Stratton, DO

is going to the Southern Border

Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to partner with GCF. I feel privileged to work with the brave, resilient individuals along the U.S. border. Immigrants are the heart of this country, and it is an honor to serve them during this time of transition and to better learn about the healthcare issues they might face. As an ER doctor, I hope to bring my skills to treat all sorts of conditions these individuals might encounter and to support them on their way to a new life here in America. Healthcare is about helping others, so volunteering with GCF is one of the best ways to do just that.

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Doug Amis, PA

is going to Ukraine

November will be my third deployment to Ukraine since the beginning of this inhumane war. I look forward to returning to Ukraine and helping to the best of my abilities. The people of Ukraine are in dire need of the services provided by GCF and their volunteers. My PA career tract got started in 2004 with the tsunami in Indonesia. Since then, I have been on numerous medical missions with Global Care Force and other NGOs. In my experience, GCF does an excellent job in supporting their causes. I feel fortunate and privileged that I can be a part of GCF endeavors.

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Nicolas Petersen, Volunteer

is going to Ukraine

I have worked in Humanitarian Aid and Emergency Response since 2008 as an EMT and disaster response with the American Red Cross. As an ethnic Ukrainian and Jew, the war in Ukraine has been difficult to watch from afar, especially as it has torn apart the region my ancestors called home for centuries. I look forward to serving in Ukraine in November to provide aid in line with my Jewish values.

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Mishel Muzychuk, PA

is going to Ukraine

As a Ukrainian, I look forward to providing healthcare support and making a positive impact in my homeland. I am honored to serve with a Mobile Medical Team in November.

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Guy and Marilynn Fiocco, MD

are returning to Ukraine

Providers working with Global Care Force have sometimes described the experience as transformative. For us, as retired physicians, our experiences in Ukraine with GCF have allowed us to renew the ideals of service which launched our careers as physicians. In Ukraine, we are entrusted with a message of hope and the opportunity to use medical skills in providing compassionate care to patients who humble us with their patience and resilience. We have appreciated the camaraderie of the GCF groups, working with our Ukrainian colleagues and translators in the well-organized mission of GCF.

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Richard Randolph, MD  

is going to Ukraine

I have always felt called to help those in need through my career as the Senior Chief Medical Officer at an international relief organization, my church, and in my personal life. I see people in the Ukraine suffering due to the Russian invasion and I feel called to help. With my military background, I feel that I am one of the most appropriate ones to help.

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Michelle Whitford, MD

is returning to Ukraine

As the people of Ukraine continue to endure, suffer, and resist the Russian invasion, I remain committed to providing humanitarian aid there. My time there in February 2023 was intense and hard but rewarding. I felt my humble contribution towards caring for our patients to my core. I wished I could have stayed longer or done more, so I returned to serve in October 2023. The bond I made with the other volunteers lifted up my spirit, and I am ready to serve again in December 2024!

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Gabriella Ebbersten, APN

is going to Ukraine

I searched for a nonprofit that works with medical volunteers and found Global Care Force. The contact with the GCF was outstanding. I received clear and concise information that inspired me to apply.

When the war of aggression in Ukraine broke out, it touched me a lot. I found ways to help by collecting clothes, money and supplies for people in the war-torn Ukraine. I feel a deep commitment and humility in my work. As a nurse in emergency and primary care in Sweden, I now want to use my medical skills to help the people of Ukraine.

I am enormously grateful to be able to represent GCF as a volunteer. It will be an honor to meet the amazingly brave people in Ukraine and use my experience and knowledge as a nurse. I look forward to being part of the Mobile Medical Team and to make a difference for the people affected. It’s my first trip in December, and I hope there will be more trips with GCF to Ukraine.

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Brigid Morgan, PA

is returning to Ukraine

‘Go into all the world’ was my motto when I was a missionary in Alaska on short-term medical trips and as a Diplomat traveling the world. My motivation has the same denominator as all the Global Care Force volunteers. I served in Ukraine in December 2023, and look forward to returning December 2-25, 2024.

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Leanna Stoufer, Volunteer

served in Ukraine

I was excited to return to Ukraine in June! My experience in Ukraine in February was both powerful and humbling. I could see and feel the difference that providing medical and trauma care makes. We served hundreds of people, and their appreciation for the Mobile Medical Team was heartwarming. The need for ongoing services is very clear. I cannot wait to return in November!

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Caleb Reynolds, Volunteer, and Lisa Reynolds, RN

are going to Ukraine

We have participated in short-term mission trips to Eastern Europe in the past and fell in love with the people there. Because of family circumstances, we have not been able to return to this part of the world for some time. We are excited about this opportunity to again connect with our neighbors on the other side of the globe!

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Volunteers Who Have Served

Stephen Kineke, MD and Ann Schwanda, RN

served in El Paso

Ann is an RN and Steve is a Family Physician. We have seen human suffering during missions to Haiti, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Ukraine. We are blessed to be living in the United States and hope to offer comfort to those who have faced extreme hardships in search of a better life for themselves and their families. We were honored to serve at the southern border in El Paso.

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Don Dunning, Volunteer

served at the Southern Border

I first learned of Covid Care Force (now Global Care Force) in 2021 during a sermon by Pastor Adam Hamilton of Resurrection Church. Since then, I have volunteered six times with Global Care Fore in Gallup, New Mexico, serving with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Missionaries of Charity at their Saint Joseph’s soup kitchen and overnight shelter. I volunteered with GCF in June at the Southern Border in El Paso, helping to care for guests in shelters serving immigrants and asylum seekers. My joy comes first from seeing the appreciation in the eyes and words of those I serve.

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Dylan Neel, RN

served in Ukraine

My parents instilled a powerful desire to lend a helping hand to those in need. Now, I have found myself in a position with skills to help those in need in Ukraine. I volunteered to help the people of Ukraine get access to healthcare in areas affected by war.

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Joshua Donegan, MD

served in Ukraine

Caring for others has always come naturally to me. I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve others in need during troubled times, and thankful to Global Care Force for providing the chance to help others worldwide. I volunteered in Ukraine with the Mobile Medical Team in June and it truly was a transformative experience.

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James Marcum, PA

served in Ukraine

I’ve always told my kids to treat others well and have no regrets about what you should have done. I am at the stage in my career where I feel I need to do more than sit on the sidelines and watch what is happening in Ukraine. I knew if I didn’t do something now and take this opportunity to serve, I would regret it. I could have donated money, but I have a skill that I can offer to help others who are seeing their country slowly being destroyed. That’s why I volunteered with the Mobile Medical Team in 2023 and returned to serve in June 2024.

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Oakley Franklin, Volunteer

served in Ukraine

Since February 24, 2022, I have had the most indescribable urge to help those in Ukraine. This senseless war must be condemned. The Ukrainian people need our help. With Global Care Force, I was able to go and help those who need assistance, and I am eternally grateful for the opportunity.

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Thomas Day, Paramedic

served in Ukraine

Since the invasion of Ukraine, I’ve felt a growing compulsion to use my clinical skills and experience where they are most needed. Global Care Force provided me with the expertise and opportunity to do so by volunteering with the Mobile Medical Team in Ukraine in May. Little changes and positive impacts quickly snowball into a powerful entity for good when organized effectively. I urge others to consider getting involved with Global Care Force without delay.

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Alejandro Gamez, RN

served in Ukraine

Global Care Force gave me the opportunity to fulfill my purpose by volunteering my time, knowledge and experience as a medical professional in Ukraine and I truly hope that my services will truly help those in need. Yesterday is only as powerful as we allow it to be but if I can make a little difference in their lives, then I know that I contributed to a brighter day tomorrow.

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Ryan Anson, APN

served in Ukraine

When Russia violated Ukraine’s self-determination and began bombing its cities, the brave response of Ukrainian leaders and everyday citizens was inspirational. President Volodymyr Zelensky resolutely told the world, “I need ammunition, not a ride”. As a healthcare provider, I can’t do anything about bombs and bullets, but I can play a small role in providing medical care to displaced, wounded, and traumatized communities. That is why I volunteered with Global Care Force and its Mobile Medical Team in May to help maintain continuity of care in war-affected regions of the country. Two weeks of clinical service was a drop in the bucket compared to existing needs. It’s something though. I intend to learn, be humbled, and bear witness to people who have endured much and resiliently move on.

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Chris May, MD

served in Ukraine

I entered medical school with the intention of helping people who NEED medical care, not just those who can pay for it or have insurance. That priority affected my decision to specialize in emergency medicine and to practice in rural and underserved communities.

Volunteering in Ukraine last December seemed like a natural progression. I saw the number of displaced Ukrainians without health care, and knew the need was ongoing. That’s why I volunteered again in May to continue helping patients there…and remind myself why I started working in healthcare in the first place.

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Lucy McKeon, MD

served at the Southern Border

I understand that most of the people at the border have left difficult situations at home and have taken huge risks to get here. It must be terribly frightening and I would like to be a friendly face and help in any way I can. That’s why I volunteered at the southern border in El Paso, Texas in May.

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Thomas Krebs, MD

served at the Southern Border

The asylum seekers and refugees at our southern border have such great need and have suffered so much. I want to help address some of their needs as I try to follow Jesus’ example to care for the least, the last, and the lost. That is why I volunteered in El Paso in May.

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William Markle, MD 

served in Ukraine

I was pleased to serve in Ukraine with the Global Care Force Mobile Medical team in May. The need is great and I was honored to contribute in some small amount as a physician to relieve suffering. It was an honor and a privilege to join the team.

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Ralph Ryan, MD

served at the Southern Border

I was honored to have served with GCF and continue the work happening in Chicago with the immigrant community. Seeing how the health screening and processing occurred on the border will help me in my role supporting immigrant health care and better understand the healthcare issues they bring with them, and that cities like Chicago will be facing going forward.

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Amy Graf, LPN

served at the Southern Border

What a blessing it was to lend my skills to help those in need. My husband and I served in Ukraine in 2023 and were blessed to serve at the Southern Border in El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico, in April.

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Eduardo Hijosanlazaro, RN

served at the Southern Border

I’m concerned about situations where people need healthcare but do not have access. At the border, people experience a trek that is unbelievably hard, dangerous and often in need of care. I got into the healthcare field because I have an empathy that comes from a spiritual place within, hard to pinpoint, but manifests itself when the case is in front of me. I love what I do in any situation. Who would I be if I could not make a difference anywhere I can?

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Darlene Timmerman, RN

served in Ukraine

I was honored to serve and respond to the desperate Ukrainian healthcare needs with the Global Care Force Mobile Medical Team in April. I was honored to contribute my nursing skills and experiences to support the people of Ukraine during this very difficult time.

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Bronwen Markham, RN

served in Ukraine

As a ‘kiwi’ nurse, being selected to be a part of a team of Global Care Force volunteers was a privilege and the pinnacle of my nursing career.

Volunteering is a tradition in my family, begun with my father’s almost 35 years of dedication to the Australian Red Cross and a tradition passed on through me to at least one of my adult children. My long nursing career in New Zealand and internationally has shown me a most effective way to demonstrate the depth of my respect for humanity by translating my feelings of compassion into the delivery of practical nursing care.

My endeavors will continue not only because of my deep commitment to humanity but also because of the support of those who share their generosity and benevolence.

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Adam Brown, DO

served in Ukraine

As an Emergency Medicine doctor, I am driven by the challenge to foster the resilience inherent in my patients. I don’t have the opportunity to develop a relationship over time – but the time I spend with my patients can be at the most consequential and pivotal moments of their lives. Over the past two years, I, as much of the world, have been inspired by the bravery and strength of the Ukrainian people in their resistance and resolve. The opportunity to be part of their journey and help support people in outlying villages who have had none or limited access to medical care since the start of the war—some who have lived through occupation and those who continue to resist it now—was a privilege. It was a privilege to be there for them in their time of need—to reinforce that the world (individuals, if not always governments) continue to support them while they are holding the front lines of democracy, and the ones whose lives are at risk- they are not alone. We see them. It was an honor to serve Ukrainians with the Mobile Medical Team in April.

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Kimberla Nutting, RN

served in Ukraine

I want to use my unique gifts in whatever way I can to make a positive difference in this world to all the people I can reach. I was excited to share in the Global Care Force vision as a nurse and volunteered in Ukraine in March. I believe that “Whatever it takes” is to be flexible, to care, to provide, to serve people in need willingly.

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John Reilly, PA

served in Ukraine

Medicine is a second career for me and it’s an incredible honor to help others. With the dire circumstances in Ukraine right now, I’ve been saying somebody should do something to help, and it occurred to me in a small part that somebody could be me. I volunteered with the Global Care Force Mobile Medical Team in March.

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Robert Downs, PA

served in Ukraine

I’ve always wanted to use my skills and experience to be able to volunteer medical services to those in need. Global Care Force has a comprehensive network that provides continuity of care by sending teams to Ukraine monthly. I am proud to have served as part of the Mobile Medical team in March.

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Justin Sipiora, MD

served in Ukraine

I returned to Ukraine in March with Global Care Force because I have continued to be inspired by the resilience and patriotism of the Ukrainian people. I can think of no better way to put my skills as a doctor to use than by providing whatever help I can to these courageous people.

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Eileen Flynn, Volunteer

served in Ukraine

After working with Ukrainian refugees at RCTV Memoria in Moldova, it was clear how many of them required not just help with housing but also medical and mental health treatments. The Global Care Force Mobile Medical Teams allowed me to be on the ground in Ukraine, where the need is the highest, helping those who cannot escape the ongoing war. So much assistance is needed. I volunteered in March to be part of the solution.

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Heidee Sevilla, RN

served in Ukraine

When the war broke out in Ukraine, I was overwhelmed with the desire to help. It was similar to the pull I felt after 9-11. I had to do something. My heart has been with Ukraine ever since. I felt privileged to have used my nursing skills and experience to help when I volunteered with the Mobile Medical Team in Ukraine in March.

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Casey Fetterhoff, EMT

served in Ukraine

Since I was 16, I’ve found that the greatest goal in life is to help provide those less fortunate with the same level of care, respect, and comfort that I enjoy. I see no reason why a human being should suffer in any capacity while there are others with the capacity to provide aid to them. I believe everyone deserves the chance to thrive and overcome circumstances beyond their control. Ukraine is an area where thousands are suffering needlessly, and I believe it is the duty of those who are able to aid where we can. That’s why I volunteered with Global Care Force in February 2024.

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Steve Hattamer, MD

served in Ukraine

Providing care to those in their greatest hour of need is an act of kindness that strengthens our entire world. Giving back to a world that has been so kind to us is the right thing to do. That’s why I volunteered in Ukraine in February.

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Gail Hacker, MD

served in Ukraine

I was involved in a project to help retrain Ukrainian physicians after the fall of the USSR and fell in love with the people and the culture. I looked for ways to help since this awful invasion began and was fortunate to find Global Care Force. They gave me the opportunity to return to this country and offer support and solitude as well as health care.

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Thomas Kalinoski, MD

served in Ukraine

I am an Internist from Boston, Massachusetts and am very excited to provide aid to the people of Ukraine through my skills as a healthcare provider. I have a passion for serving those with low resources and access to care and am glad to get the opportunity to do so with Global Care Force in February.

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Jewel Maeda, RN

served in Juárez, Mexico & El Paso, Texas

I acknowledge the humanity and dignity of all immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. It is why I volunteered with Global Care Force in January. I want to provide a warm welcome and respectful health care to those who arrive at our border for any reason, especially women and children.

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Becky Reeser, RN and Bruce Reeser, Volunteer

served in Juárez, Mexico & El Paso, Texas

Global Care Force is always responding to the needs of people wherever that may be (aboard and at home). The need is great in El Paso and we consider it a privilege to use our skills and time to meet the needs of others by volunteering with Global Care Force.

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