MAP International recently honored its volunteers with a special reception held at its headquarters in Brunswick.

In 2018, more than 240 local residents of the Golden Isles provided 4,137 hours of volunteer service helping MAP International pack medicines and health supplies.

“MAP was able to serve 13.6 million people last year and we could not have done it as well without the energy and dedication of our volunteers,” said Steve Stirling, MAP International President & CEO.

Volunteers helped assemble medical mission packs for more than a thousand mission teams and over 30,000 disaster health kits for people in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Puerto Rico, among other places. With the help of volunteers, MAP served people in 104 countries last year.

Stirling said volunteers help contribute to MAP International’s efficiency and effectiveness. In 2018, MAP earned GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency. And, Forbes magazine ranked MAP as one of “America’s Best Charities for 2018.”

“Many of our volunteers have been faithfully volunteering at MAP for more than 20 years. These volunteers are available when we need them and are willing to do those things that may seem unimportant in human estimation but count as everything to God,” Stirling said.

For information about volunteering at MAP International, call 265-6010.

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