All three Mission of Mercy programs, from Maryland/Pennsylvania to Arizona, host one-hour clinic tours to educate the community and inspire visitors to become more involved. The tours, led by volunteers, members of the organization’s executive and medical teams begin begin with compelling statistics and information to help visitors understand the conversation surrounding access to health care in the United States. Then, guests experience the clinic firsthand with various “stops” at key areas within the clinic that are combined with live testimonials from clinic staff, volunteers and – in some cases – patients who have benefitted from Mission of Mercy’s services.
“Attending a tour allowed me to see the real face of health care reform and an unresolved immigration issue through the stories of real families living in my community,” says Lyndsey Waugh, a longtime supporter of Mission of Mercy’s Arizona program. “I’d recommend a tour to anyone interested in seeing how simple people are coming together to make a real difference for others.”