What is CARE 611?
Care 611 is our ministry of social relief, based on Isaiah 61:1. "The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
We currently treat more than 1000 patients every month at the medical clinic in Tirunelveli, India. A large percentage of the patients we treat would be unable to afford or have access to quality medical care if not for the services we provide them. The clinic is run by Dr. Lawrence Wesley and a team of doctors and nurses who sacrificially volunteer their time to care for the sick.
We also host a preventive care camp in villages in the Tiruneveli District. We choose villages where there is no clinic, hospital or even a doctor, and set up a day camp. Villagers come to be examined, treated and receive medicine for basic aches and pains. The most common problems we treat are diarrhea, food poisoning, scabies, cold and flu, skin conditions.
We are in the process of setting up a monthly medical clinic in the Twin Cities, in order to offer health care to families living at poverty level. To set up a free medical service the US is challenging, but our goal is to have this up in running by Summer 2011.
During our preventive care clinics volunteers give basic health care teaching to patients. Most of the problems we see can be prevented by proper care and cleanliness of self and surroundings. We also believe that many complications from basic illness can be prevented if patients are treated early on.
Another primary way TT supports education is through sponsorship of underprivileged students to attend a vocation training school that enables them to secure their future. We currently sponsor more than 50 students in vocational training schools.
Global Outreach Centre:
Through Global Harvest Church in the south Twin Cities, we offer a resource center to help immigrant families find housing, jobs, and transportation. We also train them in driving, English skills (written and spoken), computer skills. In addition to this, if families are going through a difficult time we offer essential resources such as food, clothing and shelter.