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The Global Medical Relief Fund is committed to bringing hope and help to children who are missing or have lost the use of their limbs, have been severely burned, or are otherwise damaged due to the atrocities of war, natural disaster or illness.

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Your donation supports medical treatment, transportation, lodging and rehabilitation in the United States for amputee and injured children from the U.S., and around the world.


The Global Medial Relief Fund (GMRF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity recognized by the IRS. All donations are tax-deductible.

Our Federal Tax ID: 13-3987722.


Because young children grow at an average rate of 3/4” (1.9 cm) annually, artificial limbs are replaced approximately every 6-12 months. An example would be, if a 10 year-old child lost a limb, they would likely need 20 prosthetic replacements by the time they reached the age of 21.

GMRF is committed to each child we help until they turn 21, which has led to over a 1200 follow up visits.

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Honor your loved ones by making a “Gift of Hope” to help amputee children.
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About Us

The non-profit, non-partisan Global Medical Relief Fund “Federal Tax ID: 13-3987722” aids children who are missing or have lost the use of limbs or eyes, or have been severely burned, or have been injured due to war, natural disaster or illness.

The Global Medical Relief Fund (GMRF) was originally created in 1997 by one person working out of a small apartment on Staten Island, New York. Since then, we at GMRF, along with partners-in-effort, doctors, nurses, hospitals and community volunteers, have worked for 20 years helping more than 375 hopeless children, many of them amputees and burn victims, or victims of war, violent acts or natural disasters, who have little or no medical resources.

We continue to provide children from America and countries worldwide, with vital medical care and on-going treatment so that they can eventually heal and return home to grow up and become thriving members of their own cities, towns, communities, and countries.

What higher mission is there than aiding innocent, victimized children? Read more about our founder

Passionate People

The Global Medical Relief Fund board is made up of passionate men and women whose experience and commitment helps us make our mission possible.

Directors

  • Elissa Montanti – Founder and Director
  • Donna Jungreis – Chairperson of the Board
  • Stanley Martin – Treasurer
  • Natalie Mines – Secretary
  • Maria Curran, Esq.
  • Kenan Malkic
  • Francesco Rulli

Advisory Board

  • Andrew Alfano
  • Arthur Buonaspina, MD
  • Mamise Costa
  • Marcy D'Agostine
  • Christina Frank
  • Michael Gastaldi, DDS
  • Larry Heimlich
  • David Hoffman, DDS
  • Daniel Kennedy
  • Rita Kornfeld, R. N.
  • Jacqueline Rehak
  • Borivoje Vukadinovic

GMRF Allies in Care

Businesses and organizations that have graced The Global Medical Relief Fund with their unwavering support, enabling us to grow in our dedicated mission.

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Phone: 718-448-6984
Fax: 718-448-6444

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112 MacFarland Avenue • Staten Island, NY 10305

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