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Mission of Love is an all volunteer grassroots organization. Founded in 1989, 100% of donations go to people truly in need of your help.
 
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2054 Hemlock Court
Austintown, Ohio 44515 

 
March 20, 2019

Watch TV News Story on Recent Mission of Love Airlift to Guatemala

 

 
March 14, 2019 

Letter from Mission of Love Founder, Kathy Price 


Dear Mission of Love Friends,

There are not enough words, photos or speaking engagements that can describe our Mission of Love to the extent of what our non profit  humanitarian organization is. Know that we are not here to save the world but in this world to touch the hands and hearts that are within our reach. I would like to share with you some of the accomplishments that we have done in the last year.

Thousands of Maya and Lakota indigenous Families have been touched by receiving our humanitarian aid via containers, trucks, and the United States Department of Defense Denton Program C 17 cargo planes. Clinics, homes, and schools were built because of you. 

Saint Francis of Assisi Hospital, Tecpan Guatemala has been furnished and supplied with a Lane ambulance from my hometown. The hospital will open in a few months to service one million indigenous Maya Indians because of a dream of Francisco Nistal. 30,000 pounds of corn was donated from Lutz Farms Warren, Ohio and flown to Guatemala City via the Denton Program and placed into the hands of the starving. No photos or words can truly express the gratitude that the people have while receiving a bag of corn from Ohio.  Water systems and pumps were placed in Maya schools. The disabled children now have a physical therapist treating them. Because of you, disabled children, children with Down syndrome, and children who are blind now have a school to attend, while not being recognized in the main stream school system in Guatemala. Homeless and abused grandparents now have a safe and secure home to live in. Andres, Julio, Roberto, Laura, Elsa, Mauricio, Leonel, a family of seven have been securely housed, kept together, thriving and receiving a education.  Just two years ago I met them while walking the streets of Tecpan, Guatemala.  They were all together, hungry, shoeless, and homeless, not attending school because their parents had both died because of cancer.  It has been two years since I have rented a home in Tecpan, Guatemala for this homeless family.  No words can express the gratitude that these children have to you for securing a home, staying together, obtaining a education and sharing our love with them.  We have the homeless grandmothers and the homeless children taking care of each other in our Maya Mission of Love GRANDmothers home.  A fire truck from my hometown, Austintown, Ohio was flown via the United States Department of Defense Denton Program and given to the volunteer fire department of Tecpan, Guatemala. This is their first pumper Fire truck in the area. The firemen had a parade around town to celebrate its new fire truck. Again there are no words for the appreciation of this emergency vehicle to service the Tecpan communities. The Maya elderly have been taken care of because of you with food, humanitarian aid and stipends monthly.  The cancer children of The “ House of God “ have been given food, medicines, humanitarian aid, clothes, and toys. 530 Maya patients were given eye exams and glasses and evaluated for hearing loss and given hearing aids. Hundreds of volunteer firemen were given fire gear, boots and helmets who had none. Guatemala communities that were devastated from the Fire Volcano were serviced via our Mission of love medical team and given food and humanitarian aid. Donated comfort quilts were distributed amongst the fire fighter widows and fire crew who aided in the volcano’s deadly eruption.  Surgeries were planned and done by Doctor Edgar Moran for those in need. Volcano widows were given the opportunity to make blankets and clothes with the material and sewing machines that we have sent for the orphans and elderly. Hundreds of wheelchairs, walkers and canes were distributed to those who had none and are disabled. We secured a home for a young family of seven whose mother died from cancer. The baby was only three months old.  They had to sell their home in order to pay for her cancer treatment only for her to die a few months later.  The family was homeless and we bought the home back and legally placed the home into the surviving children’s name, so that they will always have a home. A home was built for a young girl, Vilma who is paralyzed from the neck down, due to some unknown disease transmitted by a bug at the age of nine. Prior to us building her home, Vilma and the family of ten lived in a one room hut.  Vilma now has a home, legally placed in her name, and a reclining $4,000 wheelchair stroller that was donated so that her mother does not have to carry her on her shoulders in order to go outside.  A young boy with a massive tumor on his neck was transported for six hours via our Mission of Love ambulance to Guatemala City to be evaluated by the cancer doctors and admitted to the Guatemalan hospital to receive his first evaluation and  treatment.  We donated eight newborn baby incubators and warmers that were distributed to Guatemala and Dominica hospitals where life saving baby equipment does not exist. These donations came out of a Erie Pa. Hospital pediatric ward.

Two forty foot containers left our Mission of Love warehouse, Ravenna Ohio with hospital, school materials and humanitarian aid to Guatemala.  A forty foot container arrived in Dominica to service the hurricane victims.  The humanitarian aid included building materials to replace the orphanages that were destroyed and supply the hospitals with supplies that were lost, educational and humanitarian aid. Four C17 Mission of Love Denton planes / airlifts took place containing over 200,000 pounds of humanitarian aid.

Orphanages have been given food, milk, diapers and furnishings.

Native Americans in South Dakota were given humanitarian aid, heat and food because of you.

Because of you our contract for our Mission of Love was renewed via the Corp of Engineers, for $2500 for five years.  A seventy two seat school bus was purchased for $1200. Medical and school supplies and furnishings were purchased via auctions.   I was able to hire help to load, unload, palletize and pick up humanitarian aid for our International Mission of Love.  Our move to another building is being made possible because of you.

Astrid Choc Cacao is our administrative of our GRANDmothers Home in Tecp√°n, Guatemala. None of this humanitarian labor of love could be done without Astrid in Guatemala. Astrid directs the Mission of Love orphanage, clinic, school, rehab therapy clinic, organizes the Denton airlifts, medical journeys, distributes to the most needy the humanitarian aid, and so loves her Maya community in need of basic human rights.

The above includes just some of the hands and hearts that you have touched in 2018. Know that every day in every way I work to make our God’s Mission of Love a success. I want you to know, none of these acts of mercy could not have been accomplished without you.  You have given me the resources and strength to continue on for our Mission of Love’s thirty first year. Thank you is just not enough when wanting to say just how much I and the poorest of the poor appreciate your generosity in contributing to our God’s Mission of Love.   Thank you for believing, trusting and donating to our Mission of Love. Please continue to allow us to service the poorest of the poor via your donations in 2019.

I hope that you enjoy the stories in our Mission of Love yearly newsletter. The volunteers words are filled with inspiration, hope, compassion and love.

With love and gratitude,
Kathy

Kathleen Price
Mission of Love / Founder - Director 1989
Kathy@missionoflove.org / email
www.missionoflove.org / website
Phone : 330-7932388

"YOU are not here to save the world, but are here to touch the hands that are within your reach. " 

 

You can contribute to our missions of love via Pay Pal by clicking on the Donate button below, or if you prefer, you can send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. :

 
    

If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below.

Mission of Love
2054 Hemlock Court
Austintown, Ohio 44515

Any amount, great or small, helps with the cleft palates surgeries that our volunteers do, giving medical care to people who have never seen a doctor, continue to build homes, hospices, schools and clinics, and continue to have the United States Air Force Reserve fly our donations of humanitarian aid to indigenous communities in need. 

 
March 07, 2019
 

Request for Medical Equipment
  
 

Mission of Love is requesting Medical Equipment for the health center the Multimedica Social San Francisco de Asis will be opening in Guatemala. See list of Equipment needed - Scroll down for English.
 
March 07, 2019
 
A Week in Guatemala with Kathy Price
 
Read the day by day itinerary of typical week in Guatemala for Mission of Love Founder, Kathleen Price. 
 

March 06, 2019
 

Read  Article from the International College of Dentists about the medical missions to Guatemala organized by the Mission of Love and Dr. Rick Scheetz.   Read Article
 
April 30, 2018
 
Mission of Love's Latest Denton Mission -Delivery of a Fire Truck and Ambulance!  

See video of Mission of Love's Latest Denton Mission - Delivering a fire truck and ambulance to Tecpan, Guatemala where they will be the municipality's only working fire truck and ambulance. 
 

 
Also, read great article about this latest mission and past missions.

 

 

 

Read the 2017 Mission of Love Newsletter!


March 10, 2018

 
Everyday in every way our Mission of Love continues to BE of service. 23,000 pounds of corn, donated from Lutz Farms, Warren Ohio has just been delivered via the United States Denton Program Department of Defense to our Indigenous Mayan Indians of Guatemala. 

This was our 60th Denton Mission of Love!

 60th Denton Mission of Love

Astrid, Francisco, Johnathan, Sara, Juan, Juan, Enrique and volunteer firefighters from Siquinala, Samaria, and Santa Lucia Guatemala were on site to receive our priceless donation from the Charleston Air Force Base, S.C. ~ Many Many hands were part of this humanitarian Mission of Love, from start to finish.  I thank each and everyone of you who believe, support, donate, and unconditionally love our Mission of Love. ~ DIPLOMACY at ITS FINEST! ~

Kathleen Price
Mission of Love Founder

 
December 2, 2017 

Letter from Kathleen Price - Mission of Love Founder

2017 is coming to a close and I would like to thank you for making our Mission of Love year a true success. In our 2017 Mission of Love newsletter I am sharing with you some Good News love stories that have been written by our Mission of Love volunteers. Know that you have touched thousands of life’s via your contribution to our Mission of Love, unconditionally.

This year we have made fourteen mission trips to Guatemala, Aransas Pass Texas, Gatlinburg Tennessee, Mexico, Pine Ridge Native American Indian Reservation South Dakota, Standing Rock Native American Indian Reservation North Dakota, the Island of Dominica. Every day in every way our Mission of Love continues servicing the poorest of the poor and victims of natural disasters with unconditional love and compassion.

Our promises have been kept and our work of love continues because of you.

  • WE have given wheelchairs, walkers and rehab treatment to those who only dream of having these tools to walk. 
  • WE have allowed children to smile and thrive via our Mission of love surgeries teams while completing cleft palate, lip and facial deformities to countless indigenous children,
  • WE have built homes for the homeless and disabled,
  • WE have distributed countless comfort quilts to those who were in natural disasters,
  • WE have sent via the Denton Program two C5 Air Force planes containing corn, bus, ambulance and 130,000 pounds of medical, educational, and building supplies, in January
  • WE opened our Mission of Love Grandmothers Home in Tecpan, Guatemala.  In our Grandmothers home we have seven children who parents both died of cancer and were homeless and two elderly grandmothers who were homeless and abused by their families, our Mission of Love office, medical clinic and therapy room for the disabled.
  • A Eagle Scout Award was given to Clark Chisnell for his contribution of humanitarian aid that he collected in order to serve.
  • Morgaine Bellanger received a A for her internship with our Mission of Love from Colorado University. 
  • We have purchased a fire truck for Tecpan, Guatemala in order to be utilized for fires but also to delivery water to the indigenous Mayan communities who have no water.
  • We has just received a donation of a ambulance.
  • Our Mission of Love has supported and given aid to the cancer kids, orphans, homeless, elderly, deformed, disabled, starving and hopeless, ALL because of you.

There are no real words to convey my sincere appreciation for your belief, support, love, monetary donations, time and resources all in order to allow our Mission of Love to give humanitarian aid to those in need.

I would like to share with you a note of gratitude from Joe American Horse:
 
Dear Mission of Love ~ Kathleen Price
There is NO word to describe how appreciative we are to the Mission of Love Foundation in building homes on our Pine Ridge Native American Indian Reservation, S.D. and elsewhere.
If we would have more people like the Mission of Love, there would be NO conflicts, NO wars. Everyone would live in Peace! The Mission of Love built a home for me within five days. Wopila Tonka! Thank you!
Sincerely Yours, Joe American Horse - Grandson of the Chief

 

Joe American Horse - Grandson of the Chief 


Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! With love and gratitude,

Kathleen Price
Mission of Love Founder 


You can contribute to our missions of love via Pay Pal by clicking on the Donate button below, or if you prefer, you can send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. :

 
    

If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below.

Mission of Love
2054 Hemlock Court
Austintown, Ohio 44515

Any amount, great or small, helps with the cleft palates surgeries that our volunteers do, giving medical care to people who have never seen a doctor, continue to build homes, hospices, schools and clinics, and continue to have the United States Air Force Reserve fly our donations of humanitarian aid to indigenous communities in need. 

 
Read Stories Written by Mission of Love Volunteers  
 

 A Small Love Story - Bob Price

   We Need Your Help - Dr Richard Scheetz

 Our Mission of Love is Contagious

 

 The House of God - Becky Spratt

 How Would YOU Cope? - Sieglinde Warren

   


Mission of Love teams up with Andrea & Jim Thome to Donate Quilts to the Victims of Tennessee Wildfires

Kathy Price, Andrea & Jim ThomeAndrea Thome and husband former Cleveland Indians player Jim Thome teamed up with Mission of Love and eQuilter, an online quilting company to send handmade "comfort quilts" to victims of the Tennessee wildfires.
 
The Thomes and Kathleen Price, founder of Mission of Love, delivered the quilts to the fire victims in February.
 
Andrea and Jim Thome, and Kathleen Price, along with other Mission of Love volunteers personally took the quilts down to the people in Tennessee affected by the fires. Andrea Thome's now-deceased mother was a volunteer for Mission of Love.

Read Article by Mission of Love Volunteer, Becky Spratt. 



Watch Video of Mission of Love Trip to Tennessee


Medical Mission March 2017

Read Erin Ward's Letter on her experience volunteering with the March 2017 Medical Mission to Guatemala.

Also, read Becky Spratt's Letter about the March 2017 Mission of Love Medical Mission to Guatemala.


 
September 2016 Mission of Love Rehabilitation Medical Mission 

The September 2016 Mission of Love Rehabilitation medical mission to Tecpan Guatemala was a resounding success. Mission of Love was able to assemble a team of volunteers from all major disciplines which operate acute rehab hospitals in the United States. An acute rehabilitation hospital delivers the most advanced rehab care available in the country. Our all volunteer team of physician, therapists, nurses treated over 270 patients and provided essential rehabilitation services and equipment to the native Mayan population who otherwise have no access to medical or rehabilitation care.

Read the rest of Dr. Winkle's letter ....


 
Medical Mission May 2016 

Read Bob Price's Letter about the May 2016 Medical Mission


 

You can contribute to our missions of love via Pay Pal by clicking on the Donate button below, or if you prefer, you can send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below. :

 
    

If you would prefer, you can also send your tax-deductible contribution to the address listed below.

Mission of Love
2054 Hemlock Court
Austintown, Ohio 44515

Any amount, great or small, helps with the cleft palates surgeries that our volunteers do, giving medical care to people who have never seen a doctor, continue to build homes, hospices, schools and clinics, and continue to have the United States Air Force Reserve fly our donations of humanitarian aid to indigenous communities in need. 

The children need your support for our next Mission of Love Guatemala Trip to build a Medical/Dental Clinic and homes for Mayan Families.  Please contact us if you would like to help.


Read about our latest mission at the Pine Ridge Reservation

Jane Goodall and Kathleen Price

"The Mission of Love and our Jane Goodall Institute can work together to bring hope to the young people on the Pine Ridge reservation because those young people need every tiny bit of help they can get. They've had such a raw deal, and it's about time that we begin to do something a little bit more than to feel sorry for them."
  Jane Goodall
 

      
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