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Treasure Valley volunteers get ready for medical mission in Honduras

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jun 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-04 00:18:58-04

Doctors and nurses from St. Luke's along with their families are packing up for a trip to Central America. Not for vacation, but to help save lives. They are volunteering with the non-profit Faith & Humanity Medical Missions to bring healthcare to some of the poorest people in Honduras. 

On Saturday they worked to pack up thousands of dollars' worth of medical supplies. That includes everyday items like aspirin, toothbrushes, and diabetic treatments. More than half of the volunteers are made up of St. Luke's staff and their families. The 60 volunteers are expected to treat close to a thousand people a day while on the trip.

"Everybody pays their own way it cost them about 2 thousand dollars a piece to go on the trip but they do it really willingly," said David Bishop of Faith & Humanity Medical Missions.

Saint Luke's employees have participated in medical mission trips for more than ten years. The group plans to leave on June 8th.