MAP International is pleased to share our 2017 Annual Report outlining successes across the organization last year. Most notable of MAP’s achievements was the shipment of $627 million worth of medicines and supplies to people in need around the world. MAP impacted over 14.3 million lives in 2017 in over 93 countries.
You made all of this possible. Through your support, you were the answer to a prayer for millions of people who would otherwise go without help.
Steve Stirling, MAP President and CEO, begins the report with a poignant message reflecting on these achievements, the unprecendented number of natural disasters in 2017, and gratitude for the many individuals who contributed significantly to MAP’s success:
For millions of people, last year was most notable for the disasters that upended their lives. From Texas to Puerto Rico, Syria to Guatemala, families were affected by hurricanes, earthquakes, wars, and other disasters.
For those of us at MAP, each of these disasters represented an opportunity to offer comfort and healing. As we shipped box after box of medicine to the most affected areas, we did so with the prayer that those being treated would not just heal physically, but also emotionally and spiritually.
With the hard work of our dedicated staff, the support of friends like you, volunteers who helped pack medicines, and the implementation of committed partners on the ground, this year MAP was able to touch more than 14.3 million lives! We shipped more than $81 million of medicines and supplies to help individuals recover from disasters and a total of $627 million worth of medicine and supplies to others in need around the world.
We are all humbled by these numbers and very aware of the individual stories represented. As a Christian organization, we serve all people regardless of their faith, nationality, ethnicity, or race. And we do so out of our own belief that God cares about each and every person who is suffering.
Please take a few moments to look at this report and celebrate with us. We are so very grateful to you for being partners with us and we are grateful to God for allowing us to touch the lives of so many hurting people.
President and CEO