Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation

Making A Difference
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions
and Answers

 

What is EMMF's status?

What is the purpose of EMMF?

What role does EMMF play in medical missions?

How is EMMF funded?

How can I hear more about EMMF and medical mission?

Can I help EMMF even if I don't want to go on a medical mission?


What is EMMF's status?
EPISCOPAL MEDICAL MISSIONS FOUNDATION is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1992. EMMF's status is as a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, registered with both the IRS and the Texas State Department. These documents as well as the current IRS Form 990 are available upon request. Please write or call the office of the Executive Director, at:

Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation
501 E. 32nd St.
Austin, Texas 78705
Fax: 830-899-2135
Phone: 210-422-4779


What is the purpose of EMMF?
Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation was established for the purpose of informing Episcopalians of the activities of their medical mission stations and to encourage Episcopal churches to organize and send medical and dental teams to Episcopal mission sites in Honduras, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Nigeria and Uganda.


What is EMMF's role in medical mission?
EMMF assists with the logistics of organizing and assembling the medical teams, the transfer of medical supplies and equipment, and direct funding to provide food, lodging, and transportation while in the foreign country. EMMF continually maintains a log of physicians, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, technologists, dietitians, priests and translators in the hope that if complete teams cannot be assembled locally, places can be found for medical personnel who want to go on mission trips but have no church to sponsor them.

EMMF also informs and educates the Episcopal community about the good work being done in mission stations around the world and the current needs and accomplishments of those stations. EMMF also acts as a liason between the mission stations and Episcopal churches across the United States and abroad.


How is EMMF funded?

EMMF appeals primarily to individuals and churches to support their mission stations with their talents and contributions. EMMF support comes chiefly from the generosity of these individuals and congregations. EMMF desires to develop partnerships with churches' outreach groups and mission sites and special projects. EMMF does not solicit support that would detract from regular church budgets. EMMF does not receive any funding from the National Episcopal Church.

Annually, EMMF tries to identify all of the Episcopal churches that have and interest in medical missions. Each year EMMF receives requests for funding from these churches and endeavors to help them to make up in part those funds that they cannot raise locally to support their planned mission trip.


How can I hear more about EMMF and medical mission?
Our website has much more information regarding the work we do, mission stations abroad, medical mission opportunities, and mission stations current needs. To begin your tour, begin at our home page or visit specific pages using our sitemap index. Another option is to let an EMMF representative visit your church or organization to speak. Visit our Speakers Bureau page for more information Or contact us by email with your specific question, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.


Can I help EMMF even if I don't want to go on a medical mission?
Yes! There are may ways in which you can help EMMF. Volunteers are needed in many areas: from fundraisers, speakers, and secretaries. Check our volunteer pages for current opportunities.

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Episcopal Medical Missions Foundation
501 E. 32nd St.
Austin, Texas 78705
Fax: 830-899-2135 Phone: 210-422-4779

Email: emmf@emmf.com

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