For one afternoon, the business and policy discussions of the AOA Midyear Meeting faded away as nearly 80 AOF and AOA leaders joined together at an outreach project at the Miami Rescue Mission.
More than a homeless shelter, the Miami Rescue Mission offers food, shelter, education, job placement, health and spiritual care to some of the city's most vulnerable populations.
The AOF organized this volunteer service project during AOA’s Midyear meeting as a way for AOA and AOF leaders to give back to the local community. Some DO volunteers sorted clothing donations and created hygiene kits for the homeless, others helped in the kitchen making dinner, or taught life-skills and wellness classes for the residents. See the photo slideshow.
"As osteopathic physicians, improving quality of life is at the core of who we are and what we do. It was especially impactful and meaningful being here -- helping advance the efforts of the Miami Rescue Mission, as they administer to the homeless and vulnerable people in South Florida," says AOF Board President Dixie Tooke-Rawlins, DO."
Learn more about how the American Osteopathic Foundation gives back to the profession and the community and find out how the AOF impacts lives through humanitarian service projects, like the on at the Miami Rescue Mission. Pledge your support to the AOF today.