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Since 1990, Norcross has been home to Flying Doctors of America, a medically oriented missions organization that reaches out to the poorest of the poor around the world. Staffed by physicians, dentists, nurses, chiropractors, other health professionals and non-medical support volunteers such as translators, photographers and team leaders, the company models itself on the Mother Teresa Principle, helping those people in the world who live in conditions difficult for most Americans to even imagine.

During the past eight years, founder, pilot and Minister Allen Gathercoal has organized more than 100 medical mercy missions. Free medical care has been provided to over 85,000 children, women and men in such countries as Mexico, South and Central America, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, India, Africa, Mongolia and Thailand. Flying Doctors of America is an established non-profit, non-sectarian organization

In May of this year, medical and non-medical volunteers working with Flying Doctors of America will provide healthcare services to villages outside of Beijing, China for five days. The organization has also recently founded an orphanage in the Inca Region of Peru to help the many children who have been orphaned and live on the streets. Known as Pueblo de Los Ninos, this “Children#s Village” is located on 12.5 acres of land donated by the local Peruvian government, and construction of twelve adobe homes, a school, medical clinic, church and auditorium is underway. When complete, ten children and a caregiver will live in each home.

For more information or to help this worthy organization with your time or monetary donations, check out their web site:

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