Yale's chapter of Volunteers Around the World (VAW) has a mission to conduct a medical outreach program annually in which 20 students from Yale College are selected from a large pool of applicants to travel to a select country and provide healthcare and medication to rural, underdeveloped communities. In this organization, Yale undergraduates work directly with local Dominican Republic doctors and aid workers to not only provide healthcare to those who most need it but cannot afford it, but also to learn how to best serve the world around them and be selfless citizens. In 2017, VAW treated over 35,000 patients and we aspire to treat over 45,000 in 2018.
I am extremely thankful for this opportunity and hope to utilize it to the best of my abilities. Hopefully, I will have a positive impact on a small part of the world, even if minimally.
One important part of this program includes funding for medications, medical supplies, and logistical expenses. As a non-profit organization, VAW does not have the means to support several programs and their respective volunteers financially. Therefore, I would like to ask you for support. Each volunteer must raise a minimum of $1850.00 to 1) cover their logistical expenses and 2) collectively cover the medical resources required for a successful medical outreach, including means of diagnosing patients (sphygmomanometers, stethoscopes, needles, etc.), stock for the pharmacy (over-the-counter and prescription medications), and other basic medical supplies (gloves, lab coats, sanitary wipes, etc.).
If you would like to learn more about the organization, please follow the link below:
If you would like to learn more about the chapter at Yale University, please follow the link below:
I thank you in advance for your support, whether it is monetary or in the form of good wishes.
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