Many people decide to volunteer around Thanksgiving and Christmas but one local woman has been faithfully lending her support to Mission of Mercy’s Shepherd of the Valley free mobile health clinic year-round.

Mo Bronson has been volunteering at the clinic at 1500 W. Maryland Ave. for the last five years. She is an interpreter for Spanish-speaking patients and helps patients get registered.

The organization offers “healing through love” by offering free primary healthcare and medications to people with no prequalification process. Over the last 22 years, the organization has provided more than 240,000 pro bono patient visits and given out more than 384,000 free prescription medications to those who are in need of care.

Bronson continues to be amazed by the patients’ gratitude. One woman gave her a pair of beautiful, handmade earrings as a way to say thank you for providing care.

Volunteers like Bronson are the lifeblood of Mission of Mercy. The organization has more than 250 volunteers, who do medical, interpreting and data entry work.

Mission of Mercy’s 13th annual “Morning of Miracles” community breakfast will take place from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, at the Phoenix Art Museum at 1625 N. Central Ave. Proceeds will benefit its free healthcare clinics for uninsured and underserved families in Arizona.

To learn more about volunteering and supporting Mission of Mercy, visit



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