Medical Teams International Hosts Summer Bash Open House
We are excited to officially show off one of our newest clients, Medical Teams International!
The Keller Group staff had a great time last week attending MTI’s Summer Bash Open House. It was open to the public, and they had a great crowd.The evening consisted of a tour of the Real. Life. Exhibit, activities for kids, wood-fired pizzas, sno-cones and beverages (including delicious Italian sodas).
The highlight of the event was undoubtedly their permanent REAL. LIFE. Exhibit, where people have the opportunity to not only see what Medical Teams International does, but also experience it first hand through the powerful photography, videography and realistic displays of the sometimes harrowing work they undertake in more than 100 countries around the world.
“If I could choose one word to describe the REAL.LIFE. Exhibit, it would be powerful,” said Kelsey Beer, the Keller Group’s summer intern. “I walked through the exhibit and read the facts and stories of these people I couldn’t help but feel humbled. The issues these people face on a daily basis really put life into perspective. It was uplifting to learn about the difference that Medical Teams International makes in the lives of so many people, not just in the United States, but across the world. They are truly an amazing group of people.”
MTI does not just do work out of Redmond. Their original and headquarter offices are in Tigard, Oregon, with other offices in Michigan, and Washington, DC. They provide a variety of services, from medical and dental care to humanitarian aid and holistic development programs for those who need it most, helping displaced families living in refugee camps, to those impacted by natural disaster.
Earlier this year, MTI was one of the first organizations on the ground in Nepal after the massive earthquake devastated parts of the country. Closer to home, MTI contributed to aid efforts after the Oso landslide. And amazingly, they have the largest free mobile dental program in the country with large mobile homes outfitted literally as mobile dental offices complete with all the latest equipment and dentists and dental staff donating their time to care of adults and children who cannot otherwise afford this very important service.
MTI also works alongside local partners mobilizing long-term health care initiatives. Partnering with established NGOs such as the United Nations High Commission for Refugees is the only way to ensure sustainability, said TKG senior strategist Carol Lucas.
For more information about Medical Teams International, click here.