Providing healthcare to El Hongo, Mexico.
The Flying Samaritans of California State University, Fullerton is a sub-chapter of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization Flying Samaritans. We have provided healthcare to the small under-served rural community of El Hongo, Mexico since 2006.
How often do we travel?
Every month we hold our clinic in El Hongo, Mexico. Normally our clinics occur on every third Saturday of the month. To learn when our next clinic is, be sure to check our Become Involved page!
Do we fly or drive?
Despite our name we do not fly, we drive to our clinic in El Hongo, Mexico. We normally bring over 10 vehicles, and drive as a convoy to the clinic. Volunteers who sign-up for our clinics as drivers gain priority.
What is required to join?
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers that are currently CSUF/UCR students or alumni. No training or certification is required to join! We also accept all medical professionals and licensed personnel.
A few of the services and opportunities we offer to the community and volunteers
What to expect when driving with the Flying Samaritans.
Starting from CSUF, we rendezvous with UCR in El Cajon before departing for Mexico. After a quick drive along the beautiful Highway 94, we enter Mexico through Tecate. Taking the Mexican Highway 2D for an hour, we exit and briefly travel a dirt road to our clinic in El Hongo, Mexico. The drive is roughly 3 hours, traveling on well maintained roads. All of our drivers have handheld radios, translators, and experienced navigators as we travel as a convoy through Mexico, making the trip as safe and smooth as possible.
How do we choose members for clinics? The Point System.
To ensure the fair choice of volunteers for clinics, we utilize a record system to determine member activity. Members who are active in the organization are most likely to be chosen for clinics. View the link below to learn more!
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