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Real. Life. Exhibit Raises Awareness, Inspires Change

August 18, 2008

From Medical Teams International,

Exhibit Open House on August 24 Invites Visitors to Find Out How They Can Help
(PORTLAND, ORE.—August 14, 2008)   Dwindling resources are a common theme of today’s global society.  Lack of food, clean water and health care continues to plague billions.  But how can one person make a difference in these difficult circumstances and challenging times?

Medical Teams International’s REAL. LIFE. Exhibit urges visitors to explore ways they can, indeed, make a difference.  Nine multi-sensory vignettes depict scenes of disaster, conflict and poverty around the world.  From war-torn Uganda to tsunami-struck East Asia, sounds, pictures and stories inform visitors that the world is a big place, with big needs—needs that are best addressed by the global community.

Every person, even young students, can raise awareness, assist a neighbor, contribute resources.  As a recent teacher wrote, “I have been taking students on field trips for more than a decade and I have never had an experience like this one.  Not only did the students get a powerful glimpse of what real life is like in many places around the world, but they could also see concrete ways to help.”

Nearly 21,000 people have visited the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit, including international students, business and community leaders, and humanitarian aid workers.

Open House: August 24, 1-4 pm
Where: Medical Teams International’s World Headquarters
14150 SW Milton Ct, Tigard, OR 97224
Cost: FREE

More information: www.medicalteams.org/exhibit

Founded in 1979 as Northwest Medical Teams, Medical Teams International is a non-profit humanitarian relief and development organization that exists to demonstrate the love of Christ to people affected by disaster, conflict and poverty around the world. In its 29-year history, Medical Teams International has deployed 1,900 volunteer teams and shipped more than $1 billion in antibiotics, surgical kits and lifesaving medicines to care for 35 million people in 100 countries.

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