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Mission of Love is an all volunteer grassroots organization. Founded in 1989, 100% of donations go to people truly in need of your help.

Read About Our Upcoming Medical Mission to Guatemala

Dear friends of our Mission of Love,

Our Sixth annual " Smile for Love "Mission of Love will be April 30, 2016 at Metropolitan Hospital, Guatemala City Guatemala.  Doctor Edgar Moran has been preparing for our arrival by examining the children in need and making sure that they will be prepared for this miraculous surgery to be performed.  

After some political unrest in Guatemala resulting in the President and Vice President of Guatemala being removed from office, we elected to delay our Guatemala Mission of Love Medical Missionscheduled 6TH cleft lip, cleft palate and facial deformity trip in December of 2015.  The time has now come for us to return to Guatemala, and we are all excited to be able to partake in this opportunity through the Mission of Love charitable organization. All team members, which include maxillofacial surgeons, an emergency room physician, a nurse, surgical techs, procurement officers, translators, and other volunteers donate not only their time BUT PAY ALL THEIR OWN EXPENSES TO BE A PART OF THIS EFFORT to improve the lives of the indigenous people of Guatemala, who are facially deformed and often ostracized in their communities.
This trip cannot occur without the financial support of many caring people, as the medical and dental supplies including sterile drapes, gowns, gloves, surgical scalpels, suture, drills, scrub brushes, gauze, special devices to keep children from damaging the sutured areas and other materials that are mostly disposable add up quickly, as well as some meals and housing for those who come as far away as three days travel to receive care. We obviously appreciate all the financial aid we are able to garner, and strongly encourage you to help us in this worthwhile effort. 

Thanks so much in advance for your support.

Richard E. "Rick" Scheetz, Jr. DDS, MS, FICD                                   
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon 

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Any amount, great or small, helps with the cleft palates surgeries that our volunteers do, giving medical care to people who have never seen a doctor, continue to build homes, hospices, schools and clinics, and continue to have the United States Air Force Reserve fly our donations of humanitarian aid to indigenous communities in need. 

The children need your support for our next Mission of Love Guatemala Trip to build a Medical/Dental Clinic and homes for Mayan Families.  Please contact usif you would like to help.

Read about our latest mission at the Pine Ridge Reservation

Jane Goodall and Kathleen Price

"The Mission of Love and our Jane Goodall Institute can work together to bring hope to the young people on the Pine Ridge reservation because those young people need every tiny bit of help they can get. They've had such a raw deal, and it's about time that we begin to do something a little bit more than to feel sorry for them."
  Jane Goodall

Mission of Love ships old fire truck to Indian reservation 

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