i agree with you to some extent...some organization are just there to civilize the environment and then disappear when there are no more funds. but building hospitals, houses, schools, and etc. are always good for the community. even if the volunteer doctors, teachers, nurses or other volunteers are not around. personally, i believe that the purpose is to educate and help other people that are in need. therefore, i think it is the responsibility of the healthy people to learn and educate themselves and continue to help others. as for the medicine, that's the biggest part of everything. we rely on chemical medicine too much yet we have forgotten that the best medicines are surrounding us and most of it are in the jungle (plants and stuff). the best DOCTOR in the world told me once that the mission will continue...because me and my friends will grow up someday and said "put your gloves on it's time for your BOXING lesson". Find the right organization. the small ones are always hard to find but it is around. cheers!