2 results for month: 12/2013

Fiji Mission

We first visited Fiji in the early 1980’s, but our Fiji humanitarian expeditions have moved into higher gear over the last few years. Dr. Jeff Rutgard, a Foundation Board member, has been leading teams providing eye care and surgery in the village of Taveuni Island, and we have helped to build a clinic for the people of Taveuni. Dr. Rutgard has performed over 1,000 cataract surgeries in Fiji.

Samoa Trip

Dr. Jeff Rutgard, a Foundation Board member, regularly leads teams of volunteers to Samoa (formerly Western Samoa) in association with an organization called Marine Reach to care for thousands of islanders who have no access to eye care in Apia, on the island of Upolu, and on the island of Savaii.