Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) November 18, 2013 -- Taycor Financial sponsored a humanitarian relief trip to Oaxaca, Mexico in late October to provide health services to those in need while training and mentoring local medical and dental students.
Together with dentists, doctors, and other medical professionals, the group ventured on a three-day endeavor that inspired a new program for the equipment leasing and financing company, called Taycor Financial: Project Community.
"We were approached by a group of professionals that we had previously provided medical equipment leasing for," said Michael Hong, Director of Business Development at Taycor Financial. "They were going on a humanitarian relief effort to bring medical and dental care to a remote village in Mexico. From this partnership, the Taycor Financial: Project Community Program was born."
Treatment teams consisted of three dentists, three doctors, and about 10 other support members. Each day had the same schedule. After a 6:00 a.m. wake-up call, the visiting professionals were greeted with breakfast cooked by volunteers. They spent the day treating patients with an hour-long lunch and resting period in between, followed by dinner at the end of the day. At sun down, it was time to close shop until the next morning.
The destination was approximately four hours up and down mountain ranges and along dirt roads from the Oaxaca airport. The visiting travelers stayed in an empty cement building and slept on straw mats, the most generous accommodations town officials could offer.
It was a struggle to transport the amount of people, equipment, and supplies that were needed for this three-day clinic. The students did not know each other prior but quickly became acquainted and worked well together to help this process along.
"Traveling to Mexico to treat patients isn't something you'd expect when working in the medical and dental equipment financing side of things," Hong said. "It felt great to bring a group of people together from different walks of life for the benefit of the village in Oaxaca. With Taycor Financial: Project Community, we hope to continue making a positive impact on those who do not have the luxuries that we are fortunate to have."
In the process of providing health care services to the villagers, local students were given the opportunity to be mentored by doctors and dentists so that they, too, can continue to help contribute their medical and dental services.
If you would like to join Project Community, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Your partnership with Taycor Financial could make an incredible difference in the lives of others.