VIDEO: Joe & Cindy Hurston: Involved In Humanitarian Relief Work For Most of Their Lives
By Kathy Reakes // November 15, 2015
DOCTORS' GOODWILL FOUNDATION
ABOVE VIDEO: Joe and Cindy Hurston have been involved in humanitarian relief work for most of their lives. The owners of the non-profit organization, Air Mobile Ministries since 1978, their mission is to bring relief in the form of food and water and other basic necessities of life to those who have been affected by disaster or severe poverty such as the people of Haiti.
Joe and Cindy Hurston have been involved in humanitarian relief work for most of their lives.
The owners of the non-profit organization, Air Mobile Ministries since 1978, their mission is to bring relief in the form of food and water and other basic necessities of life to those who have been affected by disaster or severe poverty such as the people of Haiti.
They have responded to most of the world’s major disasters with special machines that convert dirty water into clean water and innovative foods that are packaged to offer good nutrition and have a long life span. This list includes such places as Pakistan, Japan, Haiti, Nepal, the Philippines and India, just to name a few.
Recently they worked with the Doctor’s Goodwill Foundation (DGF) to help those affected by disasters in both India and Nepal.
“It’s important to our communities for people to be involved in taking care of the needs of others,” Cindy said. “We are all humans and as such, brothers and sisters under God. We become better people when we reach beyond our own needs and take action to help others.”
Joe Hurston can’t keep the excitement out of his voice when he explains how he was recently able to mobilize enough supplies and head to hurricane ravaged Dominica.
The joy and excitement he uses to describe his harrowing 1,500 mile trip across the ocean to land between two mountains to bring supplies to those in need is infectious.
“We were able to deliver water machines that will provide water to 4,000 people a day and enough food for 2,000 people,” he said. “And, we were able to organize this in just a matter of hours.”
Currently, the couple is working on a campaign to help start a sustainable feeding program for 3,000 hungry children in Ongole, Indian. Called “Hunger is Not a Game,” they hope to raise $40,000 in the next few months to make it happen.
“Organizations such as DGF are critical to helping people in crisis across the world and at home,” he said. “That’s what life is all about.”
SPACE COAST MEDICINE WEEK SET FOR OCT. 31 – NOV. 8
EDITOR’S NOTE: The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation has raised more than $2.5 million in support of charity thanks to the assistance of many generous and giving special people.
Those people, and their spirit of philanthropy, will be recognized and honored on Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards, which will be part of the 10-event “Space Coast Medicine Week,” produced annually by Brevard Productions, the event and production sister company of Space Coast Daily Medicine & Active Living magazine.
The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards will be held at the Hilton Melbourne Rialto Place beginning at 6 p.m. with a meet and greet, followed by the dinner and awards program at 7 p.m.
DGF AMBASSADORS TO BE HONORED INCLUDE:
Dr. Bhavin Patel; Joe and Cindy Hurston; Lisa Cavallero, Sodexo; Dr. Kiran and Gita Modi; Dr. Ramesh Patel; Amar Patel, Brevard Achievement Center; Kyle Smith and Chad Lovitt, Brevard County Manatees; Ronal Morgan; Sean Gregory, Health First; Jonda Erwin; Ginger Davis, Veteran Educator; Drs. Sumant and Snehlata Pandya; Kathy LaPorte, VITAS Healthcare; Liz Mikitarian; Dr. Saravana and Sathi Rajan, Rajan Foundation; Mike Thomas, Florida Pain Institute; Rashmi Shah; Janice Kershaw, Brevard Schools Foundation; Sondra Elizondo, VIDA Volunteers; Robin Fisher and Marta Fiol.
“The entire Doctors Goodwill Foundation board and community feels heartfelt gratitude to the people who contribute their time, resources and compassion to the charitable endeavors that we undertake,” said Dr. Kanti Bhalani, the Founder of the Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation.
“The Doctors’ Goodwill Foundation can only do what it does, thanks to the love and support that it’s friends provide. We feel it is important to recognize people who give of themselves and that is why we created the Doctors Goodwill Foundation Ambassador Awards.”
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