Tigard, October 13th. Medical Teams International supporters celebrated in style at the Great Adventure Auction where 600 guests, and the hard work of 180 volunteers, helped raise $1.43 million dollars. Medical Teams International CEO Jeff Pinneo with wife Janey had the chance to welcome guests to the 7th annual event. Ororganizers say more than 470,000 people around the world will be helped, thanks to the generosity of donors. The funds will be put to use for programs that help save and improve lives in areas of the world most affected by disaster, poverty and conflict.

“The compassion and generosity demonstrated at the Great Adventure Auction was truly overwhelming,” said Jeff Pinneo, CEO of Medical Teams International. “We are grateful for this blessing of support that allows us to effectively serve suffering people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty.”

Emcee Matt Zaffino of KGW and Auction Chair Phil Lane of Pexus of Portland draw the winning raffle ticket for a Lexus sedan

Emcee Matt Zaffino of KGW and Auction Chair Phil Lane of Lexus of Portland draw the winning raffle ticket for a Lexus sedan

Pat Reser and Dr. Tom Martin tell about their recent travel with MTI to Uganda

Pat Reser and Dr. Tom Martin tell about their recent travel with MTI to Uganda

singer Julianne Johnson-Weiss dazzles the crowd with her soulful voice

singer Julianne Johnson-Weiss dazzles the crowd with her soulful voice

From Medical Teams International:

Medical Teams International is a Christian global health organization, demonstrating the love of Christ to people affected by disaster,conflict and poverty. We deliver medical and dental care, humanitarian aid, and holistic development programs to all people in need, regardless of religion, nationality, sex, or race. We respond to disasters around the world—and here at home—by sending teams of volunteer medical professionals and medical supplies to care for the sick and injured. We also mobilize long-term health promotion initiatives, collaborating with established partners within each community to ensure that our programs have a sustainable impact.

Formerly Northwest Medical Teams, Medical Teams International was founded in 1979 by Oregon businessman Ron Post. Since 1979, we have sent more than 2,200 volunteer teams and shipped more than $1.5 billion in lifesaving medical supplies around the world.

Last year alone, we helped more than 2.1 million people in 72 countries.

Learn about international volunteering, local volunteering and donating.

Medical Teams International delivers personal hygiene and medical items to 70 social service agencies in the northwest. These agencies received $1,136,125 in humanitarian aid during the 2011 fiscal year. The list of agencies is on our Pacific Northwest Partners page.

Here’s a video of the work of the nonprofit: Two volunteers tell personal stories of how their faith inspired action that is making an impact in the lives of people suffering in Uganda. This video was shown at the Great Adventure Auction.

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