Our mission is to improve the health of communities in Honduras.
The Brigade is a 501(c)(3) and USAID PVO Registered organization, founded in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch devastated much of Central America, particularly Honduras. Our initial effort was to provide disaster relief and subsequent efforts focused on providing curative services. Later, the Brigade added programs that provide sustainable community development interventions that improve health.
Empower communities to establish and expand healthier living environments through improvements to the quality of air, water and nutrition.
Reduce the impact of preventable diseases on vulnerable populations.
Increase the number of treatments, provide services currently unavailable, and expand community capacity for treatment in collaboration with local partners.
We are thrilled to be part of the 2017/2018 Catalogue for
Philanthropy, and to be recognized as one of the best small nonprofits in the DC Metro region.
Learn more about our work
Since 1999 the Brigade has:
- Built over 400 smokeless Stoves
- Provided clean drinking water to 7,000 people
- Trained healthcare workers in 9 communities
- Performed surgeries for 1,180 patients
- Trained local physical therapy providers
- Distributed 25,500 pairs of eyeglasses
- Distributed wheelchairs and walkers to over 370 patients
- Distributed medications and supplies that support local hospitals and clinics
- Shipped 17 40’ containers of donated supplies, equipment & meds (value >$5,000,000)
- Performed 143 life-changing surgeries
- Distributed over 3000 pairs of eyeglasses
- Provided 100s of Physical Therapy services
- Educated thousands of people about public health and sanitation
- Shipped two 40 foot containers with equipment & supplies for two hospitals
Every year the Brigade sends teams of experts to provide services unavailable to the poor in Honduras, such as: surgery, physical therapy services and training, vision screening and eyeglasses, public health education and more.
Remote Village Project
A sustainable initiative that trains and equips Community Health Workers in isolated areas to deliver year-round treatment for common health issues like diarrhea, bronchitis, and parasites. The project also provides clean water, smokeless stoves, sanitation and general health education.
Our work in Honduras is also dependent on stateside volunteers. Our volunteers help with warehouse inventory, soliciting in-kind donations, fundraising and more.
The Brigade relies on volunteers for every aspect of our mission. Some of our biggest volunteer needs include: fundraising, securing in-kind donations, and warehouse sorting.
Get in Touch
1069 West Broad Street, Suite 747
Falls Church, VA, 22046.