Chicago, IL, June 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Humanity First Guatemala Executive Director, David Gonzalez, will be speaking about the vast humanitarian work being accomplished in Guatemala at the second annual Night for Sight event in Lisle, Illinois on Saturday, June 8, 2013.
Since the establishment of Humanity First Guatemala in 2010 under the leadership of Mr. Gonzalez, volunteers from across the world have joined hands to provide much needed care and services to empower thousands of impoverished Guatemalans. The Gift of Sight program has been thriving in Guatemala since inception and medical and student volunteers from the United States and Guatemala have performed over 150 successful surgeries to date. The Night for Sight dinner and live auction proceeds will fund the 2013 Gift of Sight medical camps in Guatemala. Speakers will include Humanity First USA leadership, as well as Dr. Richard Geiser, Clinical Professor Emeritus of Ophthalmology at the Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine.
Not only does Humanity First provide surgical and basic medical services, but programs have been developed to empower Guatemalans by providing educational services for youth, vocational training for women, and clean, sustainable water while creating employment opportunities. Mr. Gonzalez will spend the week in Chicago meeting with local Latino and Guatemalan organizations and leaders in order to raise more awareness about these projects being carried out in Guatemala and create partnerships to collaborate with like-minded organizations, and expand the humanitarian efforts from Latinos in need.
Tickets are still available for the June 8th Night for Sight event that will be held at 7pm in Lisle, Illinois. For more information or to buy tickets, please visit the Humanity First USA website at http://usa.humanityfirst.org. If you would like to schedule a meeting with Mr. Gonzalez or volunteer with Humanity First in Guatemala, please send a detailed inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humanity First is a non-profit humanitarian organization registered in 41 countries across 6 continents and focuses on human development projects and disaster relief. Humanity First provides assistance on the basis of need irrespective of race, religion or politics. With a global volunteer team of medical, logistics, engineering and teaching professionals, over 90% of funds go to the field, where the value of the aid is even greater. For more information, please visit http://humanityfirst.org.