After participating in various mission trips throughout Central America and the Caribbean, Dr. Allison Menke and Dr. Christopher Menke (a brother-sister team) realized there is a great need that stretches far beyond the office doors.
In order to expand service, they formed Surgeons of Service to give back not only abroad, but to local communities as well. S.O.S maintains the core belief that their effort should be consistent and ultimately a sustainable program for years to come.
To inspire humanitarian efforts, locally and globally, to create poverty awareness, instill education, and provide medical assistance.
What We Do At Home
Surgeons of Service is partnered with multiple schools, as well as with Second Harvest in Greensboro, Georgia. We distribute shoes locally through the ‘Shoes of Service’ program to those in need. We have been able to collect thousands of new and gently used shoes for individuals in the area, including those with losses due to recent Hurricanes in the South.
In addition, we collect lightly used boots, braces, and crutches from patients who no longer have need for their medical equipment. We save them for local individuals who are in need of them while experiencing a financial hardship.
What We Do Abroad
The Surgeons of Service team runs medical mission trips multiple times a year. Currently our efforts are focused in a remote town on the northern peninsula of Samana, in the Dominican Republic. When our volunteers arrive they take a 2-hour bus ride to the small town of Las Terrenas which is home to roughly 30,000 individuals. They also house one small 30-bed hospital, the “Hospital Lic. Pablo A. Paulino”. The hospital has partnered with other medical mission teams in the past including dental, OBGYN, and general surgery. Surgeons of Service introduced the first specialized clinic focusing solely on Foot & Ankle medicine and surgery.
Partner With Us
We are looking to partner with more schools and businesses to help us with our campaigns. Please contact us if you are interested in becoming a Surgeon of Service ambassador to help assist our mission.
We appreciate all of you who have contributed to this mission. Your local contributions impact the world!
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