Mission Driven, Even in Times of COVID-19

Mission Driven, Even in Times of COVID-19

In early March, Mission of Mercy volunteer physician Dr. Carie Barlow saw a new 57-year-old patient who had been experiencing abdominal pain for about a year and had a history of kidney stones. He was also found to be hypertensive and was prescribed medication to treat this chronic condition. When the patient returned to review […]

Paula’s Pulse: May 2020

Paula’s Pulse: May 2020

As you are aware, the impact of COVID-19 has been devastating on individuals, families, businesses and, of course, our nonprofit community in Arizona. I want to personally thank you for your calls, emails, thoughts and prayers for Mission of Mercy during this difficult time. We are praying for you as well. In mid-March, we made the difficult […]

Mission of Mercy: Coronavirus Update

Mission of Mercy: Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Concerns   UPDATED 03/17/2020 As the situation rapidly unfolds, Mission of Mercy has released statements from our Board Chair and Chief Medical Director HERE. During these unsettling times, Mission of Mercy wishes to recognize and extend our heartfelt appreciation to our volunteers, staff, church partners, hospital partners and donors for supporting us in the […]

Paula’s Pulse: March 2020

Paula’s Pulse: March 2020

A Message from Paula Carvalho: Overcoming Obstacles Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” At Mission of Mercy Arizona, the first two months of 2020 have been filled with […]

MOM Mobile Unit Destroyed In Fire

MOM Mobile Unit Destroyed In Fire

Mobile Medical Unit Destroyed In Fire Mission of Mercy Arizona suffered a devastating loss on Tuesday, February 4th, as our mobile medical unit caught fire and was destroyed. While we are reeling from this huge loss, our staff and volunteers are working hard to continue to serve patients without a disruption to services. While we […]

Full Circle: From Patient to Donor

Full Circle: From Patient to Donor

Following the Great Recession of 2007-2009, like many other people Carla Fischer lost her job and her health insurance. Due to pre-existing health conditions, including Type II diabetes, finding affordable health insurance on her own with no income proved impossible. Without access to her prescription medications, Carla knew her health could spiral out of control. […]

Managing Diabetes: Two Recent Grants Provide Initial Funding to Tackle Chronic Condition

Managing Diabetes: Two Recent Grants Provide Initial Funding to Tackle Chronic Condition

In Arizona alone, nearly 600,000 adults are living with diabetes and one in every three adults is completely unaware they have pre-diabetes, a condition in which your body does not properly respond to insulin resulting in higher than normal blood sugar. Over time, having too much glucose in your blood can cause health problems, such […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Rita Belle, RN

Volunteer Spotlight: Rita Belle, RN

Rita Belle, RN Rita Belle, a registered nurse since 1969, has been volunteering with Mission of Mercy for 20-plus years every month at the Mesa mobile clinic located at Christ the King Community Center. She is responsible for triaging patients upon their arrival and finds her volunteer work with Mission of Mercy very rewarding. “Every […]

Albertsons Safeway, Dignity Health Help Combat Flu

Albertsons Safeway, Dignity Health Help Combat Flu

Both Albertsons Safeway Pharmacies and Dignity Health have provided Mission of Mercy with flu shot assistance during the busy 2019/2020 flu season. Albertsons Safeway pharmacists have also administered flu shots on site annually at various clinics each year. With the support of Albertsons Safeway Pharmacies and Dignity Health, our Fall 2019 flu shot clinics were […]

Paula’s Pulse – January 2020

Paula’s Pulse – January 2020

A Message from Paula Carvalho Change… it’s a heavy word! Whether scary, exciting or challenging, change can be really hard. But change can also open the door to new possibilities, new relationships, new solutions. Twenty-two years ago, Mission of Mercy launched its first clinic at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church on 15th Avenue and […]

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