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Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis: Providing Hope, Health, and Healing to the People of Haiti.
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For up-to date information, please go the the new website for HMMM
http://www.haitimedicalmissionsofmemphis.org

To submit material for the new HMMM website, please contact haitimedicalmissions@gmail.com
 
 

You Can Help Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
To make a donation:
Contact Gordon Kraus, M.D.  Email: docgjk@aol.com.
Address for donations:
Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
1779 Kirby Parkway Box 319
Checks payable to: Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis is a non-governmental 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
(Sorry the electronic donation feature is not currently active --Jan 2011)

Responding to the Jan. 2010 Earthquake
The Holy Spirit Clinic located near Port-au-Prince provides free medical care.  The Clinic relies soley on the financial support provided by donations to Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis.
FedEx Delivers Supplies for Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
From: "Paul Tronsor" 
Date: January 19, 2010 5:28:13 PM CST
To: Dr. Kraus

Subject: HMM relief supplies

Dr. Kraus,

I am please to tell you that the 24,000 lbs of food and medical supplies sent to Haiti were delivered today to Father Joe at the seminary. As you know, while it arrived in Haiti yesterday via a FedEx jet, we did not complete delivery in until today because our team members there wanted to ensure all of the product could be delivered intact from a security perspective. 

FedEx is appreciative for the opportunity to partner with your team to transport these supplies.  I would also like to extend my personal thanks on behalf of my team in Global Operations Control to you and Jennie for the extraordinary work done in organizing and packing the supplies. 

Sincerely,
Paul Tronsor
Managing Director
Fedex Express
Global Operations Control

Keep the donations coming! 
Supplies are getting through to those who are providing crucial medical care.

To make a donation: 
Contact Gordon Kraus, M.D.  Email: docgjk@aol.com. 
Address for donations: 
Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis 
1779 Kirby Parkway Box 319 
Checks payable to: Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis 
Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis is a non-governmental 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. 
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. 
(Sorry the electronic donation feature is not currently active --Jan 2011)


The Clinic is open and accepting patients.  Many injured and needy are arriving daily.
Address for donations:
Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
1779 Kirby Parkway Box 319
Memphis, TN  38138
Checks payable to: Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis is a non-governmental 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. 
Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
(Sorry the electronic donation feature is not currently active --Jan 2011)
Responding to the Jan 2010 Earthquake
Donations of Supplies are being collected in Memphis, TN
Drop off:  M-F 9:00 am to 5:00 pm:
Church of the Holy Spirit
2300 Hickory Crest Drive
Memphis, TN  38119
 
  • Over the Counter Medications
    • Pain relievers (Tylenol, aspirin, Advil, etc.)
    • Multivitamins
  • New tube socks (protect dressings)
  • Linens:  Flat bedsheets
  • Bath towels, washcloths
  • Light weight blankets
  • Plastic gloves, Work gloves
  • Latex/nitrile Examination gloves
  • Chapstick
  • Tooth brushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Baseball caps (protect dressings)
  • Flashlights that do not require batteries
Wound Care Supplies of all kinds:
  • Ace bandages
  • plain saline eyewash
  • Sterile gauze
  • Gauze rolls
  • Gauze sponges
  • Adhesive tape
  • Adhesive bandages, all sizes
  • Dressings, all sizes
  • Self-adherent dressings
  • Self-adherent wrap tape
  • Etc.
Questions about Memphis-area Medical Supply donations: 
Contact Genie Ashworth email washworth@comcast.net  (901) 233-3171 
Medical Professionals:  Donations of antibiotics are needed.

 
Ways You Can Help Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
Memphis Based HMM Activities
  • Help us recruit medical mission team members or volunteer to join a team
  • Help us collect and repackage donated medical supplies and medicines 
    • Donate medicines, supplies, or equipment
    • Donate miscellaneous supplies and giveaway items – pens, toys, etc.
  • Help us load or help pay for a sea container shipment to the Clinic
  • Organize or sponsor a team at the Annual “24-Hour Tour d’Esprit” Race
  • Volunteer to help with new fundraising activities coordinated with the Tour d'Esprit: 
    • Health/Wellness Fair
    • Children’s Activities
    • Friday Evening Pasta Dinner
    • Saturday Morning Pancake Breakfast
    • Saturday Afternoon Post-Race Party with live band

    • Volunteers prepare goody bags for Tour d'Esprit 2000
      Tour d'Esprit 2001 Participants
Address for donations:
Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
1779 Kirby Parkway Box 319
Memphis, TN  38138

Join a Haiti Medical Mission Trip
  • Join a Medical Trip to Haiti to provide health care to patients at the Clinic (Clinique Sainte d’Esprit located on grounds of St. Charles Seminary in Croix des Bouquets, near Port au Prince) 
    • Medical professionals, including physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmaceutical representatives and other medical and health care support staff are needed. 
  • Team members may also support the students and staff of L’Ouverture Cleary School. 
  • Information for Volunteers
  • October 2003 Trip Photos by Dr. Kraus
  • March 2003 Trip Photos by Dr. Kraus
  • Photos: CBU March '03 Trip.      Photos: CBU October '02 Trip.
Volunteers at the Clinic March 2003
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| Scenes of Haiti |
24-Hour Tour d’Esprit Race Fundraiser
  • Annual “24-Hour Tour d’Esprit” Fundraiser
  • at Holy Spirit Church in East Memphis
    3:00 pm Friday, 1 Oct. 2010 through 3:00 pm Saturday, 2 Oct. 2010

    Eleventh annual fundraiser to benefit Haiti Medical Missions
    Tour d’Esprit 24-hour race to take place 2-3 Oct. 2009

    The 11th annual 24-Hour Tour d’Esprit run/walk will take place Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 2300 Hickory Crest Drive. The event begins at 3 p.m. Friday and concludes at 3 p.m. Saturday. All proceeds benefit Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis.

    The Mid-South’s only 24-hour race, the Tour d’Esprit includes a certified one-mile loop, which participants may run or walk as many times as they like during the 24-hour period. The event is sanctioned by the Memphis Runners and Track Club and includes Champion Chip™ timing. Runners and walkers at all levels are encouraged to participate, from competitive running teams to casual joggers and walkers. All participants will receive a goody bag and commemorative T-shirt. 

    Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis invites all runners to join the fun at the 11th Annual 24 Hour Tour d’Esprit to take place 3 PM to 3 PM, Oct. 2rd and 3rd at Holy Spirit Church, 2300 Hickory Crest in E. Memphis.  Run or walk as much as you like.  If breaking records is your thing, here is a list of individual and team records as well as those individuals completing 100 miles or more in the 24 hour period.  Race participants include runners, (including marathon and ultra runners and those in  training and just-for-fun-run) and walkers of all ages. Here is a guide that includes rules and regulations for team participation.

    There are sevral other activities too!.  A silent auction features handcrafted Haitian art, gift certificates, sports memorabilia, and more.  A pasta dinner (featuring home made spaghetti, spinach, italian salad, bread, wine, drinks and dessert) will be held Friday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Dinner tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children 5 and up, and breakfast tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children.   The live auction begins at 8:00 p.m. Friday with items such as vacation destinations, local excursions and more.There's also a gourmet breakfast Saturday morning from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. featuring french toast with praline sauce, made-to-order omelets, fresh fruit, sausage (prices vary per order).

    A health fair will take place Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon, offering free health screenings and health and wellness information (blood pressure screening, blood sugar screening, bone density screening and more). Flu vaccinations will be available for $20.00 (a portion of these proceeds go to Haiti).  Special children’s activities (La Petite Tour d' Esprit: children's activities and preschooler's dash) will be available Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. 

    The event will conclude with a party Saturday afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., including food, beverages and live entertainment. Door prizes and awards will be presented to the top individuals in their respective age groups, as well as to the top male, female and mixed team. 

    The presenting sponsor for the event is [TBA] (2008: Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis).

    Participants may register online at www.active.com. Fees are $20 in advance and $25 after 29 Sept. 2009. Registration is also available at the Church of the Holy Spirit. Individual participants may register in advance or at any time during the event. Teams must be registered before the race begins and should consist of at least eight people and no more than 24. There will be a designated camping area for families and teams. 

    For more information, please call 901-755-8809 or 761-9097. 

    About Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
    Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis is a nonprofit organization that provides free medical care and health and wellness education to the citizens of Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. The organization is comprised of physicians, nurses, dentists and other health care professionals. In 2001, Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis opened a free clinic in Port-au-Prince. Today, the clinic’s staff provides free health care to 50 to 70 patients a day. All proceeds from the Tour d’Esprit race will be used to provide critical, lifesaving medications and medical attention at this clinic. 

    For more information, contact: 
    Christy or Aaron Cassat, Race Coordinators 
    Phone: 901-755-8809
    E-mail: acassat@comcast.net

    2007 Race Results
    Volunteers at Tour d'Esprit 2001Runners at Tour d'Esprit 2000
    Haitian Art for sale at Silent Auction
    Crowd enjoys the entertainment at Tour d'Esprit 2000
      To participate in the 2010 Tour d'Esprit: 
      Advance registration deadline: 29 Sept. 2010.
      Mail-in or drop off the Registration Form @ Holy Spirit Church, or register online.

      Team race guide / rules & regulations

      There is now a blog for the mission and the Tour d’ Esprit. 
      The blog offers more detailed information about the schedule of events, auction items and food.

      For more information regarding the 2010 race, contact Aaron & Christy Cassat (901)755-8809 or acassat@comcast.net
      or Gordon Kraus at 761-9097.

      • Photos from Tour d'Esprit 2001        • Photos from Tour d'Esprit 2000
      • 2003 Press Release

    "Time Flies" on the 10th anniversary of the Tour d'Esprit fundraiser

    Above: T-shirt design from a Haitian painting, 
    A Circle of My Friends,” created by Adrienne Dejoie.

    The Sea Container Program
    for Medical Missions of Memphis 
    • HMM has coordinated sending a 40 ft. Sea Container to Haiti
    • Our cost to ship each container is $4,500 
    • For example, in May 2003, we shipped another 40 ft. Sea Container directly to our clinic with donated protein nuggets, powdered milk, medical equipment and supplies. 
    View a Slide Show about Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
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    Volunteers in Memphis Loading a Sea Container
    Restocking supplies at the Clinic
    Medications Needed
      • Antibiotics
      • Anti-inflammatory agents
      • Analgesics
      • Anti-hypertensives
      • Skin/rash creams
      • Inhaler/allergy meds
      • Anti-malarial meds
      • TB/AIDS meds
      • Malnutrition/Vitamins
    Patients at the Clinic March 2003
    Volunteers at the Clinic March 2003

    Address for donations:
    Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
    1779 Kirby Parkway Box 319
    Memphis, TN  38138
    Unpacking donated supplies at the Clinic
    Purchase a Fundraising Cookbook
    "The Art and Soul of Haitian Cooking" 
    • This cookbook is more than just a cookbook! It's a 264-page, hardbound reflection of the flavor and spirit of a people. In addition to hundreds of authentic recipes, the book includes a cornucopia of Haitian proverbs and is richly illustrated with Haitian art. The cookbook was a First Place Winner in the Morris Cookbook awards/2002 in Washington D.C. 
    • Proceeds from the sale of this cookbook will go to help the people of Haiti through the purchase of critical life-saving medicines and the operation of our community-based primary-care medical clinic in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti. 
    • The cookbooks make great gifts, and are $25 per copy plus $2.50 for shipping. 
    • Please contact Denice McMahon at 753-0605 to order your copies.
    How to Contact
    Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
    • Medical Director:

    • Gordon Kraus, M.D.
      1779 Kirby Parkway #1
      PMB 319
      Memphis, TN  38138
      Phone: 901-761-9097
      Fax: 901-682-7635
      Email: docgjk@aol.com
       
    • Administrative Director:

    • (position vacant)

    (Sorry electronic donation is not available-Jan 2011)
    • Address for donations:

    • Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
      1779 Kirby Parkway Box 319
      Memphis, TN  38138
    • 2009 Tour d’Esprit Race co-chairs:

    • Aaron & Christy Cassat 
      901-755-8809 
      acassat@comcast.net

    • To join a team: 

    • Contact Gordon Kraus, M.D.  Email: docgjk@aol.com.
      [Student trips are on hold.] 
       
    • To make a donation:

    • Contact Gordon Kraus, M.D.  Email: docgjk@aol.com.
        Address for donations:
        Haiti Medical Missions of Memphis
        1779 Kirby Parkway Box 319
        Memphis, TN  38138
    • Webmaster:

    • Anna E. Ross, Ph.D., Department of Biology, Christian Brothers University
      Email: aross@cbu.edu
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