The first Bless Back team was mobilized in response to the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010. A group of 22 medical providers and volunteers from the Charlotte area worked tirelessly treating critically injured patients. Struck by the lack of available healthcare infrastructure, they returned with a vision for an organization that could invest in basic medical care to bring relief to those who were suffering. For our medical providers, it opened the door for them to fulfill their calling in ways they had always dreamed.
After meeting the initial crisis care needs, Bless Back recognized that it was time to transition to long term, sustainable projects. The focus expanded to education and economic development, based on goals that would bring lasting impact to the communities we serve, which now includes a site in Nicaragua.