Global Medical and Surgical Teams (GMAST) turned one-year-old on November 30th! That was the day, in 2017, that we formally submitted the paperwork to become a business and then applied for 501(c)(3) status. We received that approval shortly before our trip to Uganda last spring. What a whirlwind year it has been! We have received donations from folks residing in the US, Europe and Australia! We’ve had volunteers travel with us from Alaska, Oregon, Switzerland, New York and South Carolina. Our village is growing indeed.
Our own Liz Wood and Michelle Vessely held #GivingTuesday campaigns on their personal Facebook pages–thank you to their friends and family who gave so generously! And a big thank you to Facebook and Paypal for matching the Tuesday gifts!
Today in Valdese, NC, the Waldensian Presbyterian Church included GMAST in their Alternative Giving Fair. We are feeling the love! Thank you Emily Church for putting this amazing poster together and supporting our cause! If you have an idea for fundraising, please reach out!