International Relief Teams Brings Better Vision to Mexicans in Need
June 25, 2022 – SAN DIEGO – A team of four International Relief Teams (IRT) volunteers went to Tijuana, Mexico on Saturday,June 25 to screen and fit over 100 children and adults with distance an dreading glasses as part of IRT’s “Better Vision, Brighter Future” program.
Many Mexicans, especially those living in poverty, havelittle or no access to eye care and suffer needlessly, unable to learn in school or maintain a job to provide for their families. Since 2005, IRT volunteers have screened more than 16,000 children and adults and provided more than 15,000pairs of eyeglasses in Africa, Mexico, and Central America.
“These eyeglasses are small miracles for the poor,” says Rose Uranga, IRT’s Chief Operations Officer. “They enable school children to learn and give adults the ability to work and provide for their families. IRT is committed to helping vulnerable and marginalized families in our neighboring region of Baja California to have a chance at a successful future by providing eyeglasses and life changing support.
San Diego-based International Relief Teams works to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty and disaster around the globe, from the forgotten corners of the world to right here at home,by sending volunteer teams and medical supplies to make immediate change fort he world’s most vulnerable people. For more information visit: http://www.irteams.org. Also see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.